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Valley Clean Energy contracts with 250-MW solar park in Kings County

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 06th October

By SB Staff October 5, 2021 View Profile

Valley Clean Energy is now receiving power from a new solar park located in Kings County, Calif. VCE signed a 15-year contract to purchase 50-MW of renewable power with Aquamarine Westside’s 250MW solar project. This contract will replace current short-term power contracts, allowing VCE to deliver higher levels of renewable power at competitive prices.

The Aquamarine project is located in CIM Group’s Westlands Solar Park, a master-planned clean energy park with over 2GW of solar production potential.

“Valley Clean Energy is excited to begin receiving renewable electricity from CIM Group’s Aquamarine project. This long-term partnership is a win-win enterprise, generating cost-effective solar power on land that is unusable for agriculture,” said Dan Carson, Davis City Councilmember and VCE board chair.

“We’re proud to add more long-term renewables to our power portfolio, and to keep renewable electricity affordable for all our customers. Having more clean, renewable sources is a step toward a better energy future for California,” added Carson.

Aquamarine was selected after dozens of competing projects were solicited. VCE selected the project based on criteria designed to select cost-effective California-based renewable projects that provide local jobs, minimize the impact on prime farmland, and avoid environmentally sensitive resources. Agricultural and environmental groups have endorsed Westlands Solar Park in all areas.  

Tags: Aquamarine Westside, California, CIM Group, utility-scale, Valley Clean Energy