Joint procurement push sees two California CCAs sign for 778 MW of solar with 119 MW of energy storage
Energy Storage News – July 28
California community choice aggregators Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) have signed contracts for 778 MW of renewable energy generation and 118.75 MW of energy storage. The joint contracts include one solar farm, three solar-plus-storage assets, and one wind power project. In addition to the joint procurement, the two agencies signed contracts for two separate projects. CCCE signed a power purchase agreement with Idemitsu Renewables for 70 MW of solar and 17.5 MW of battery storage from the Jasmine project in Kern County, while SVCE signed a contract with Terra-Gen to receive 77.7 MW of wind energy from three existing wind facilities in Kern County.
Oregon governor signs ambitious clean energy bill
Associated Press – July 27
Oregon’s clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources, was signed by Governor Kate Brown on Tuesday. The legislation lays out a timetable for the state’s two major power companies — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power — to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity sold to Oregon consumers. At least 17 other states and the District of Columbia have already adopted similar goals, according to the Clean Energy States Alliance.
Shell to buy Inspire Energy in green energy push
Reuters – July 27
Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday that it would buy renewable energy retailer Inspire Energy Capital LLC, as the European company looks to expand its renewable power business in the United States. The deal, by the company's unit Shell New Energies U.S. LLC, advances Shell's strategy to build and scale renewable and low-carbon businesses with a target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.