EDF RE signs 20-year PPA with MCE for 186-MWs of solar from new CA project

Written By: Stratton Report
December 15, 2016


On December 15, EDF Renewable Energy announced a 20-year PPA with MCE for up to 186-MWs DC for the Desert Harvest Solar Project, in Southern California. EDF expects the project to begin delivery of clean electricity to MCE starting in 2020.

Per EDF, the project is located on approximately 1,200 acres of land managed by the US Bureau of Land Management in Riverside County, California.

Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of Development at EDF Renewable Energy noted:

“EDF Renewable Energy is pleased to partner with MCE to supply affordable, in-state solar energy to its customers through the Desert Harvest Solar Project. Desert Harvest represents our second collaboration with MCE, and we look forward to working with them to make the Project a success, providing a boost to the Riverside County economy in parallel through the creation of new jobs and property tax base.”

Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE observed: “We’re grateful to EDF RE not only for investing in clean, renewable solar energy, but for partnering with us to grow California’s economy through in-state job creation. By turning to sources like solar instead of fossil fuels, together we build a clean and secure energy future for California.”