Greenleaf Power signs new power purchase agreement with Imperial Irrigation District


MECCA, Calif., April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greenleaf Power, owner of Desert View Power in the eastern Coachella Valley region of Riverside County, California, has completed negotiations with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) on a new power purchase agreement (PPA).

Greenleaf CEO Greg Cook announced the execution of a new contract with IID to supply up to 45 megawatts of electricity from Desert View Power, a woody biomass power plant located in the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians near Mecca, California. Members of the IID Board of Directors on March 5, 2022 instructed IID staff to enter into a PPA with Greenleaf.

“We have finalized negotiations between Greenleaf and IID. This five-year agreement allows us to continue to provide green, local and reliable energy to the more than 150,000 residents and businesses in the Imperial Valley,” said Greg Cook. “We appreciate the commitment of our 28 employees at the Desert View Power facility, as well as the cooperative relationship with our fuel suppliers throughout the Coachella Valley and Southern California, which helps us keep the lights on. lit in Imperial County.”

Mitchell Martin, Director of Operations and Engineering at Greenleaf Power, said, “DVP has been a proud partner of IID for almost 20 years and we look forward to continuing this relationship through the latest PPA.

In addition to announcing the signing of the five-year PPA, Greenleaf also announced that it has commissioned an interconnection study at the DVP site in Makkah to explore the potential for adding an energy storage system by battery (BESS) on site.

About Greenleaf Power
Greenleaf Power LLC, headquartered in Sacramento, California, is one of North America’s leading renewable energy providers that owns and operates 135 MW of reliable generation powered by sustainable biomass material. Greenleaf was established as a portfolio company of Denham Capital in October 2010 to acquire and operate baseload biomass power plants and improve the performance of these plants through the implementation of supply risk mitigation. fuel, contract management, cost discipline, exploiting operating synergies, and applying best-in-class management and operating practices to extend the economic life of plants. Greenleaf is also developing Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and exploring sites across the United States to implement this technology. Greenleaf directly employs more than 130 people and creates nearly 500 local jobs dedicated to the collection, processing and delivery of fuel and consumables to its plants.

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