The Glendale City Council recently adopted a resolution on to enter into a 25-year Power Sales Agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) of which Glendale is a member for a 12.5 percent share of the renewable solar energy, battery energy storage products, and associated environmental attributes from the Eland 1 Solar and Storage Center in Kern County.
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The state-of-the-art facility, Eland Solar & Storage Center (Eland) will be engineered by 8minute energy to provide fully dispatchable power under control of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to meet customer demand with reliable cost-effective power- a capability previously reserved for large fossil fuel power plants.
The 12.5 percent share of Eland will provide the City of Glendale approximately 25 MW of renewable solar energy and 12.5 MW/50MWh of battery storage. Currently, this will contribute about nine percent to Glendale’s Renewable Portfolio.
“This project will be the largest solar and battery energy storage project in the United States, and Glendale is proud to be part of it,” said Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian. “Our continued partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is important to us, and this is another step toward greater collaboration and our transition to a 100 percent clean energy future.”
“Glendale is on board to transition to a low-carbon future and this is another step we are taking to establish Glendale as a clean energy leader and putting us on the path to achieving 100 percent of the energy needs of the Glendale community through reliable, affordable and sustainable clean energy,” stated Steve Zurn, General Manager of Glendale Water & Power