The Heber Complex in California. Source: Ormat Technologies Inc.

The Heber Complex

HEBER — Ormat Technologies Inc. has entered into a contract with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) to sell the community choice aggregator electricity from its Heber 26-MW geothermal power plant.

The 15-year power purchase agreement between Ormat and PCE is for the entire output of Ormat’s Heber 2 geothermal facility, according to a report in the online site of Renewables Now. The deal will come into force on January 1, 2023.

The power deal was awarded after a request for bids was issued by Ormat in July last year. The solicitation was launched in response to a requirement for California load serving entities to procure 11.5 GW of new capacity, including 1 GW of weather invariant, zero-emission power with an 80 percent capacity factor, between 2023 and 2026, according to the website.

The Heber water-cooled, binary geothermal plant is currently being repowered and is planned to go online in January 2023. Following the repowering, the facility's initial capacity of 12 MW will be increased to 26 MW per Renewables Now.

Peninsula Clean Energy is the electricity provider of California’s San Mateo County and the city of Los Banos. The company is aiming to source 100 percent of the power it supplies from renewables by 2025, per the article.

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