Calif. CCA Clean Power Alliance seeks renewable energy, storage proposals

October 27, 2020

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
October 27, 2020

California community choice aggregator Clean Power Alliance recently released a request for offers to expand its renewable energy portfolio.

Clean Power Alliance on Oct. 22 said it will solicit offers for long-term clean energy power purchase agreements, with an eye towards diversifying its renewable energy sources, adding long-duration storage, and securing structured products to deliver energy at specific key times.

The CCA said within the renewable energy contract category, it will be seeking renewable portfolio standard (RPS)-eligible generation and RPS plus storage projects that are 5 megawatts to 300 MW in size.

Within the standalone storage contract category, Clean Power Alliance will be seeking standalone storage projects that are 5 MW–100 MW in size.

For projects that include a storage component, eligible storage durations include conventional four-hour duration as well as longer storage duration (up to 12-hour duration). 

Eligible projects must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2025. However, projects with commercial online dates of December 21, 2023 or sooner are preferred.

The CCA said that the projects solicited under the RFO will complement its recently expanded portfolio, which includes new solar plus storage, standalone storage, wind, and small hydroelectric projects approved by the CCA’s board over the past year.

Bid submissions are due by Nov. 20, 2020.

Clean Power Alliance serves approximately three million customers and one million customer accounts across 32 communities throughout Southern California.

Additional details about the RFO are available here.

The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.