Clearway Energy Group Completes Victory Pass and Arica Solar and Storage Projects in Riverside County, California – SolarQuarter

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Clearway Energy Group (Clearway) has announced the successful completion and commissioning of the Victory Pass and Arica solar and storage projects in Riverside County, California. These projects, with a combined capacity of 463 MW solar and 186 MW battery storage, are poised to generate enough electricity to power approximately 205,000 homes.

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Valerie Wooley, Senior Vice President of Origination at Clearway, expressed delight at the commencement of operations, highlighting the significance of providing cost-competitive clean energy for California residences and businesses. Wooley emphasized the projects’ role in enhancing the state’s energy grid reliability by delivering power when it is most needed.

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Victory Pass and Arica have secured contracts with several key entities, including Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), Central Coast Community Energy (3CE), Clean Power Alliance (CPA), Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), MCE, Southern California Edison (SCE), an affiliate of NRG Energy, Inc., and PepsiCo .

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Monica Padilla, CEO of SVCE, underscored the importance of the Victory Pass project in bolstering grid reliability, stating it as a valuable addition to their portfolio dedicated to delivering clean, affordable, and reliable electricity.

Robert Shaw, CEO of Central Coast Community Energy, echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the projects’ contribution to the region’s renewable energy future and the significance of environmental responsibility in large-scale renewable energy endeavors.

Shawn Marshall, CEO of Peninsula Clean Energy, highlighted the pivotal role of the Victory Pass project in advancing their mission towards providing 100% clean and renewable energy to homes and businesses throughout California’s Central Coast.

The completion of Victory Pass and Arica represents a significant $1 billion investment in Riverside County. Over the project lifespan, they are expected to contribute a combined $25.8 million in taxes supporting local schools, hospitals, emergency response, and other public services. Moreover, during the construction phase, the projects generated 1,000 union jobs and will continue to support a permanent workforce throughout operations.

Clearway Energy Group further solidifies its presence in Riverside County, with over 1.2 GW of operating renewable and storage assets across multiple utility-scale solar projects and distributed solar installations, in addition to the newly commissioned Arica and Victory Pass solar and storage complex.

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