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EDF Energies Nouvelles enters into a Power Purchase Agreement for a 111 MW solar project in the United States

  • Solar

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing that its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy, has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison (SCE), a local investor owned utility.
This deal covers the electricity to be generated by the future 111.2 MW* Valentine solar plant to be built in California.

The Valentine solar project extends over close to 510 hectares in California’s Mojave Desert. It is located next to the 143 MWp Catalina photovoltaic power plant which was commissioned by EDF Energies Nouvelles’ group in 2013.

The project is located in one of the US regions best suited to solar energy. Besides offering favourable natural conditions, the State of California intends to revise its ambitions upwards in terms of renewable energy development.

The future photovoltaic power plant is covered by a 15-year PPA with SCE.

To date, EDF Energies Nouvelles operates 917 MWp in gross solar capacity in eight countries and has launched the construction of two other large-scale solar power plants in Chile (Laberinto project, 146 MWp) and in India (Telangana state, 96 MWp).

*The PPA covers an accurate capacity expressed in MWac, the standard measure of alternating current. 111.2 MW in installed capacity represents around 115 MWp (direct current).

About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.

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