SDG&E signs two solar power purchase agreements

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has completed two new long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Imperial Valley totaling 40 MW of renewable energy with diverse business enterprise (DBE) participation.

The first contract is DBE-owned via a partnership between Regenerate Power and DBE supplier Tallbear Solar. It is a 20-year contract with Tallbear Seville LLC to purchase 20 MW from the Seville solar power facility. The project is expected to be complete in 2015.

The second contract is a 20-year PPA to purchase 20 MW of output from the Calipatria Solar Farm from 70SM1 8ME LLC, a subsidiary of 8minuteenergy, and project partner, Gestamp Solar. The project is also expected to be complete in 2015.

Both solar projects will connect to SDG&E’s transmission grid at the Imperial Valley Substation via the Imperial Irrigation District’s transmission system.

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