Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure group, has joined forces with the Sacramento County Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California to execute a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for Rancho Seco Solar II.
The 160 MW solar facility will be located on the premises of the decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Generation Station site and, upon completion, will be the largest solar facility in Sacramento County, Calif., says Lendlease. The project is the company’s first energy development in California.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the largest community-owned municipal power suppliers in the country and to help them achieve their renewable energy goals,” says Craig Carson, general manager of Lendlease energy development. “Lendlease is focused on developing unique and innovative energy projects to meet our customer’s needs.”
Rancho Seco Solar II is scheduled to begin construction later this year and be completed by the end of 2020.
“This project supports the strategic direction of the elected SMUD board of directors, as well as California’s renewable energy and greenhouse-gas emission goals,” says Amanda Beck, SMUD’s senior project manager. “The addition of this clean, carbon-free generation resource will optimize the delivery of locally generated solar energy.”
Sacramento Municipal Utility District Signs Long-Term Solar PPA, by Betsy Lillian, Solar Industry, May 31, 2019.