BayWa Lands Power Purchase Deal For California Wind Farm


MCE, a nonprofit electricity provider in California, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with BayWa r.e. Wind LLC for the Strauss Wind Project.

MCE will purchase 100% of the output of the approximately 101 MW California wind farm. The project is expected to provide clean energy for over 24,000 homes and offset an estimated 223,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, says BayWa r.e.

“We’re proud to be working with BayWa r.e. to continue to expand California’s wind industry,” says Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE. “We’re gratified that BayWa r.e. plans to hire locally for construction, helping to support in-state job creation, economic strength, and tackle climate change by transitioning our communities to 100 percent renewable energy.”

“We applaud MCE for their leadership in expanding their renewable footprint and congratulate them on their recent investment-grade credit rating. We look forward to working with MCE on this exciting project,” adds Florian Zerhusen, CEO of BayWa r.e. Wind LLC.

MCE gives customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydroelectric. The company provides service to approximately 470,000 California customers in Marin County, Napa County, unincorporated Contra Costa County, and the cities of Benicia, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon and Walnut Creek.

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