On March 21, 2022, the Arlington Energy Center II Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) commenced, and the plant began providing 100 megawatts (MW) of photo voltaic renewable energy to Clean Power Alliance customers in Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
Arlington Solar is a 364 MW facility located in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, California approximately 10 miles northwest of the City of Blythe.
The project will use solar photovoltaic modules for energy generation, inverters for power conversion, and typical electrical equipment to collect the produced energy and deliver it to the point of interconnection (POI) with the Southern California Edison (SCE) transmission system at the Colorado River substation.
The PV modules produce low-voltage Direct Current (DC) electrical power which is collected and delivered to the inverter stations located throughout the site. The power is collected at medium voltage from across the site and delivered to on onsite switchyard and fed through the main step-up transformer to increase the voltage to 230 kV.
132 MW of storage are expected to come online later this summer with an additional 133 MW of PV are expected to come online this fall. Upon the Full Commercial Operation Date, the Arlington Energy Center II Facility will consist of 233 MW PV coupled with 132 MW/528 MWh of battery storage.
Founded in 2017, Clean Power Alliance is the locally operated electricity provider for 30 cities across Los Angeles County and Ventura County, as well as the unincorporated areas of both counties. CPA is the fifth largest electricity provider in California and the single largest provider of 100% renewable energy to customers in the nation, serving approximately three million customers via one million customer accounts, providing clean renewable energy at competitive rates.