Idemitsu Renewables has successfully commenced commercial operation for Luciana, a 73 MW solar farm in Tulare County, Calif. It is expected that it will generate clean, affordable power sufficient to meet the needs of more than 20,000 California homes.
“Considering the unprecedented supply chain challenges the industry faced this past year, we are proud to have successfully achieved commercial operation of the Luciana project through our partnership with East Bay Clean Energy (EBCE),” says Cary Vandenberg, CEO of Idemitsu Renewables. “By leveraging our financial strength and development expertise, we’re helping California meet its aggressive clean energy goals while also providing significant investment in Tulare County.”
The Luciana project’s renewable power will be sold to EBCE through a 15 year power purchase agreement. This agreement serves Alameda County as well as neighboring cities. “The Luciana project brings more low-cost renewable energy to EBCE’s portfolio, and it’s another big step forward on EBCE’s path to 100 percent clean energy for all of our customers by 2030,” states Nick Chaset, EBCE’s CEO.