EnSync Energy signs PPA with the State of California
Written By: Katherine Demetre
October 2, 2017
EnSync recently announced their entry into the California marketplace by signing a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the State of California.
Per the company, the project, on which EnSync Energy has partnered with Solar Energy Fields, would be a 500-kilowatt solar installation at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) training facility in Ione, California.
Under the multi-party agreement, EnSync Energy would build a solar canopy over the parking lot of the academy’s new dormitory. The academy is used to train team leaders for California firefighting groups. The canopy would keep parked cars cool and reduce the heat island effect, while generating clean energy for the facility.
Brad Hansen, chief executive officer and president of EnSync Energy, commented:
This is an important milestone for EnSync Energy as we expand the success of our DER model into the State of California. We are delighted to work with CAL FIRE on our first large project in the state and support CAL FIRE’s mission to protect the public safety of Californians.
According to the company, they partnered on the CAL FIRE construction with Solar Energy Fields through the company’s contract with the California Department of General Services. The project construction is estimated for completion in spring of 2018.