Constellation starts selling 1.2 MW of solar power via LADWP PPA

Written By: Stratton Report
February 25, 2016


On February 25, Constellation, announced the completion of a 1.2-megawatt (DC) solar project yesterday at the Port of Los Angeles. The project will sell power to LADWP under a 20-year power purchase agreement, part of the utility’s rooftop solar Feed-in Tariff program. Constellation will own and operate the system.

PermaCity, a Los Angeles-based commercial solar design and construction company, led the development of the project. The system is located within the Port on the roofs of two warehouses one housing CRAFTED.
Jonathan Port, founder of PermaCity “PermaCity is proud to have developed this project with Constellation on behalf of LADWP and CRAFTED.”

LADWP General Manager Marcie Edwards noted:

“Feed-in Tariff programs like this one maximize the value of existing property by converting unused rooftops into commercial solar projects that feed the City’s grid. And what’s more, FiT projects create a financial incentive for developers to begin pursuing green energy solutions for their construction projects.”

Gary Fromer, senior vice president, distributed energy for Constellation remarked: “Constellation is pleased to help the City of Los Angeles expand its impressive FiT program and transform the city’s power supply. This solar project is a great example of how public-private collaboration can expand access to renewable energy and advance sustainability goals.”

Constellation owns and operates nearly 70 megawatts of solar installations in California. The company recently started construction of a 25-megawatt biogas-fueled cogeneration plant that will supply steam and electricity to power LA Sanitation’s Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.