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Clearway Energy’s solar and storage projects go live in Riverside County

Riverside, California – Clearway Energy Group declared on April 17 that their Victory Pass and Arica solar projects, including energy storage, are now operational in Riverside County, California. These installations have a total capacity of 463 MW from solar power and 186 MW from battery storage, capable of supplying electricity to about 205,000 households.

“We are delighted to bring online the Victory Pass and Arica solar and energy storage complex and begin providing cost-competitive clean energy for California homes and businesses with these projects,” said Valerie Wooley, SVP of Origination at Clearway. “This pair of solar and storage projects will enhance the state’s energy grid by providing reliable power when it’s needed most. We are immensely grateful to the eight Victory Pass and Arica customers, whose long-term commitments to procuring clean, reliable energy made this all possible.”

The Victory Pass project has agreements with Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and Central Coast Community Energy (3CE), while the Arica project has contracts with Clean Power Alliance (CPA), Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), MCE, Southern California Edison (SCE), NRG Energy, Inc., and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP).

“Increasing our 24/7 renewable power capabilities is critical to helping our region address a rapidly changing climate,” said Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Shawn Marshall. “This project helps us by producing and storing emission-free solar power that can be used day or night throughout the year.”

The Arica and Victory Pass projects are a significant contribution to Riverside County, representing an investment of $1 billion. Over their operational lifetime, these projects will generate a total of $25.8 million in taxes. This revenue will benefit local schools, hospitals, emergency services, and other community resources. During their construction phase, these projects provided jobs for 1,000 union workers and will continue to offer permanent positions as they operate.

These initiatives enhance Clearway’s presence in Riverside County, which now includes more than 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy and storage capabilities. This total comes from five large-scale solar projects and four smaller solar installations, including the Arica and Victory Pass complexes.

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