Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., and Coachella Hills Wind LLC sign long-term Power Purchase Agreement
Dec 06, 2018
(Houston) Shell Energy North America (US) L.P., (“Shell Energy”) and Coachella Hills Wind LLC recently signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement to procure up to 100 MW of wind energy from the Coachella Hills Wind project being developed by Terra-Gen, LLC.
The Coachella Hills Wind project, in Palm Springs, CA, represents a repowering of the existing Coachella Flats and Painted Hills wind projects with an anticipated online date of December 1st, 2020.
“Terra-Gen is pleased to announce the development of its Coachella Hills Wind project and its continued relationship with Shell Energy,” said Jim Pagano, Chief Executive Officer, Terra-Gen. “Coachella Hills will provide a positive impact for local businesses and county revenues while helping California meet its carbon reduction goals.”
“Power purchase agreements like this one provide price certainty for our customers and are consistent with Shell Energy’s efforts to be part of the solution to help our customers lower their carbon footprint as we move together towards a cleaner energy future,” said Shaji Nair, Senior Vice President Sales and Origination, Shell Energy North America.
Coachella is the second California wind project where Terra-Gen and Shell Energy have executed a power purchase agreement. The first project, signed in 2017, was a 130 MW greenfield wind project known as Voyager II located in Tehachapi, California.
Terra-Gen and Shell WindEnergy Inc., part of Shell New Energies, are also joint venture partners providing additional integration capabilities to California onshore wind assets in Palm Springs.
Note to editors
Shell Energy and its subsidiaries operate as an integral part of the global Shell Trading network. The company and its subsidiaries trade and market natural gas, wholesale power, environmental and risk management products with counterparties and customers throughout the region. Its customers include large commercial and industrial users, retail energy companies, local gas distribution companies, electric utilities, independent power producers, oil and gas producers, municipalities, and rural electric cooperatives. Shell Energy consistently ranks within the top three gas and power marketers in North America according to Platts. Capabilities include marketing natural gas within the U.S. and Canada, with a sales volume of 10 billion cubic feet per day; marketing wholesale and retail power, with sales topping 270 million megawatt hours annually; and participating in nearly all organized power markets, with access to over 10,500 megawatts of generating capacity across North America.
Terra-Gen, LLC is a renewable energy company focused on developing, owning, and operating utility-scale wind, solar, battery storage and geothermal facilities. Terra-Gen owns and operates over 1,300 MWs of wind, geothermal and solar generating capacity in operation or under construction across 27 renewable power facilities throughout the Western United States with a focus on the California Marketplace. The company primarily sells the output of the renewable energy projects to utilities and power cooperatives under long-term power purchase agreements. Terra-Gen continues to expand operations in renewable generation through a combination of acquisitions of operating projects, development of new projects and partnering on mid and late stage development opportunities with an active development pipeline in excess of 3,000 MWs.