8minuteenergy lands PPA for 90-MW solar farm


As the Jackson 5 once sang, sometimes it really is as easy as ABC, 123.

So deep is the successful, long-standing relationship between 8minuteenergy, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) that signing their third PPA – this time for the 115-MW Springbok 3 Solar Farm – was a simple decision for all involved.

Springbrook 3 follows its predecessors – the 137-MW Springbok 1 and 191-MW Springbok 2 – will generate enough energy to power 152,000 Los Angeles households. Equally important are the construction jobs the projects will create.

The first two Springbok projects created more than 1,400 jobs (direct and indirect) during construction, and the Springbok 3 project is expected to generate an additional 550 construction jobs.

“As with the Springbok 1 and 2 projects before it, developing the new Springbok 3 solar farm is another positive step toward creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles and meeting our renewable energy targets of 33% by 2020,” said Michael Webster, LADWP’s executive director of power system engineering and technical services.

“We are proud to be a dedicated provider of reliable, cost-effective solar energy to the people of Los Angeles,” said Martin Hermann, 8minutenergy’s Chief Executive Officer, “We are fully committed to our project’s successes. The addition of Springbok 3 is further proof of our reliable business model and partnership approach.”

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