Electrify America, a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Terra-Gen to build a solar project in San Bernardino County, California.
The 75-MW Electrify America Solar Glow 1 project is expected to produce enough renewable energy annually to offset the energy currently delivered to Electrify America’s customers charging on its network. The solar project is targeted to be operational by mid-2023.
“Electrify America’s business model — and purpose — have always been at the forefront of efforts to reduce emissions through enabling electric mobility,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “Our commitment to customers and to a sustainable future go hand-in-hand, which is why we are investing in renewable energy generation to commit to a net-zero carbon footprint associated with the energy delivered to our customers.”
Although the new solar facility will not be online until mid-2023, Electrify America’s charging network is already backed by 100% renewable energy effective April 2022 through the purchase of environmental certificates from existing renewable generation.
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