Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - October 12, 2022
Clean Power Alliance Adds Geothermal Electricity
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) announced the execution of a 33 MW PPA with Fervo Energy.
The agreement provides 24/7 carbon-free geothermal power to CPA, a community-driven, locally operated Southern California electricity provider. The 15-year contract will provide non-weather dependent, clean renewable energy to CPA’s 32 member communities across both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, encompassing more than three million residential and commercial customers.
CPA selected Fervo Energy, a developer of next-generation geothermal energy, to increase its carbon-free energy deployment in response to a 2021 State of California mandate requiring load-serving entities to procure 1,000 MW of non-weather-dependent, zero-emission baseload energy.
The project will dispatch 33 MW of baseload carbon-free geothermal energy from Beaver County, Utah to California's regional grid, with expected operation in the second quarter of 2028. The project will provide enough energy to power 13,559 Southern California homes per year while avoiding 21,005 metric tons of GHG emissions each year.
“CPA is proud to contract with this new build geothermal resource, which uses cutting-edge technology to complement our existing renewable energy portfolio,” said Natasha Keefer, Clean Power Alliance’s Vice President of Power Supply in a statement. “Unlike solar and wind energy which are intermittent, geothermal energy delivers reliable renewable energy around-the-clock to our millions of Southern California customers.”