University of California System Makes Largest Solar Energy Purchase in US
The University of California system, to help power its campuses, has made one of the largest solar energy acquisitions in the country by any higher education institution.
The two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed with Frontier Renewables will provide solar energy to UC for 25 years. At the same time, the University will supply 206,000 megawatt-hours per year (MWh/year) of solar energy to California’s electrical grid.
Since becoming a registered Electric Service Provider, the University’s Wholesale Power Program supplies electric power to five of the state’s 10 campuses – UC Irvine and its medical center, UC Merced, UC San Diego and its medical center, UC San Francisco and its medical center, and UC Santa Cruz.