GUELPH, Ontario --- Canadian Solar Inc. and solar project developer Recurrent Energy announce a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 60 MWac of solar power with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).
SMUD will receive electricity from the 60 MWac Tranquillity 8 Verde solar photovoltaic (PV) project, located in Fresno County, California. Construction of the project is expected to begin in mid-2017. The project, which will generate enough electricity to power approximately 15,000 homes, will begin delivering power to SMUD in support of its SolarShares program and other renewable energy goals by early 2018.
Tranquillity 8 Verde is Recurrent Energy's fifth solar project with SMUD. In 2012, Recurrent Energy completed a portfolio of four projects that supply power to SMUD under multiple 20-year PPAs. Tranquillity 8 Verde is part of the 200 MWac Tranquillity 8 project being developed by Recurrent Energy. The remaining 140 MWac will be purchased by MCE, PG&E and SCE under long-term power purchase agreements.