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The Glendale City Council adopted a resolution on Tuesday, December 10, 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% 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.
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% 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% clean energy future,” added Mayor Najarian.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is the City of Glendale’s water and electric utility. GWP provides water to 34,181 customers in Glendale, California.