Clean Power Alliance (CPA), a retail electricity provider operating in Southern California, has signed a power purchase agreement for 300 MW of output from the White Hills Wind project in Arizona.
The development, which is located near the Hoover Dam, will be owned and operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. White Hills Wind is scheduled to come online in December 2020 with a 20-year term contract. Output is expected to be 830,000 MWh/year.
The project will enable CPA to lower costs, including reducing the premium between its 100% Green and 50% Clean and 36% Lean Power rates to incentivize more customers to increase their renewable energy rate tiers. It will also allow CPA to comply with state renewable energy mandates in a cost-effective and expeditious manner, given its 2020 online date.
Building the project will require approximately 300 construction workers, delivering on CPA’s mission to invest in a green energy workforce, the company says. The developer has also committed to contributing $1 million toward local workforce development initiatives in CPA’s service territory over four years.
The project has completed the NEPA permitting process, and construction is anticipated to begin in early 2020.
PHOTO: The CPA board approved the White Hills Wind PPA on Oct. 3