The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) Board of Directors approved five 15-year renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Prologis. The projects are all located in Los Angeles County and will provide local resources to serve disadvantaged communities near their locations.
The five projects have been procured for CPA’s Power Share program, part of the Disadvantaged Communities Green Tariff program administered by the California Public Utilities Commission, which is designed to encourage the development of clean energy resources located in disadvantaged communities throughout the state of California.
CPA’s Power Share program promotes renewable energy development within underserved communities while providing low income customers with 100% renewable energy at a 20% bill discount. The projects, totaling 5.92 MW, will produce enough energy to power more than 2,400 Southern California homes each year while avoiding 3,768 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year.
CPA currently has approximately 6,200 customers throughout both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties enrolled in Power Share, about half of whom will be served by these new solar projects. To date, customers in the Power Share program have saved approximately $250,000 on their electricity bills.
“Clean Power Alliance continues to invest in clean energy solutions that address the power needs of our communities and provide equitable access to renewable energy for our customers in the disadvantaged communities we serve,” said Ted Bardacke, Clean Power Alliance’s CEO. “Our board is committed to incorporating local solutions throughout our large service territory and rooftop solar is one viable way to do that.”
The Wilmington 1 (1.8 MW), Wilmington 2 (0.6 MW), and Dominguez (0.96 MW) projects are all located in Carson, CA. The Workman (1.92 MW) project is in Whitter, CA and the El Segundo (0.64 MW) project is in Hawthorne, CA. All of the projects are expected to be operational by the end of 2023.
In addition to the bill savings and climate change mitigation provided by the projects, workforce development and training opportunities for Los Angeles area residents will be provided. Prologis, the developer of all five projects, estimates they will create 98 new direct construction jobs and 10 permanent jobs.
Prologis is a global leader in logistics real estate with a 948 million square foot worldwide portfolio. Prologis’ Global Energy team utilizes the scale of Prologis to deploy energy projects across its properties. To date, Prologis has permitted and built 54 solar rooftop projects within Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
PowerFlex System, Inc, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables North America, is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the projects. PowerFlex has installed over 420 MW of solar at more than 200 facilities in 30 utility territories.