Projects

The team at Golden State Clean Energy is currently focused on its flagship projects within the Westlands Solar Park master plan area / Westlands Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ). This CREZ area has received strong support from the CEC and PUC’s RETI 1.0 and 2.0 proceedings including receiving the highest environmental scoring rank.  The CREZ area has also received strong support in the Governor’s San Joaquin Valley Solar Initiative, and NGOs such as Sierra Club, NRDC, Defenders of Wildlife, and Center for Biological Diversity.  The CREZ has in the planning stages for many years, and since 2014 has been under active development with some of these various projects noted below being within the CREZ areas.

Active development by GSCE and its partners of various projects in California. Representative projects include:

  • Westlands Aquamarine (250MWs) – Operational, now owned by affiliates of Westlands Solar Park
  • Westlands Solar Blue (250MWs) – Active Development, now owned by affiliates of Westlands Solar Park
  • Westside Chestnut (150MWs)- Active Development, now owned by affiliates of Westlands Solar Park
  • Westlands Almond (20MWs) – Partial construction started, target online date 2022
  • Westlands Grape (250MWs)- Active Solar Development
  • Westlands Pomegranate (250MWs) – Active Solar Development
  • Additional confidential solar/storage projects in California exceed 1,600 MWs (AC) of new generation mid-long term projects

GSCE aims to provide utility partners with varied or even customizable basket of project options to serve their short, mid, and long term needs including potential for:

  • Mid to long term solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) with bundled RECs
  • Mid to long term index based PPAs or other creative structuring options
  • Energy storage or solar + storage options under mid to long term contracts
  • Phased project offerings allowing customers to participate in portions of larger scaled projects to take advantage of economies of scale of our developments
  • GSCE also develops transmission and other infrastrucutre to serve its managed projects and well as other market opportunities, but typically does so via partnerships or specific programs with utilities or government agencies