22-MW Rawhide Prairie solar project with 2-MWh Tesla battery financial institution currently online in Colorado
- After acquiring the project in September 2020, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. (GREC) has introduced that the Rawhide Prairie Solar + Storage space project has actually been commissioned in Colorado. The 22-MW solar project has a 2-MWh Tesla battery pack on site. This is the initial solar + storage space project for GREC.
" Rawhide Prairie Solar was our initial solar + storage project, and also it's extremely fulfilling to see it up and running," said GREC Chief Executive Officer Charles Wheeler. "Energy storage space will play a vital function in the future of renewable energy, bringing many functional benefits to customers as well as the community, along with advantages for producers as well as offtakers of clean power. We more than happy to partner with the Platte River Power Authority as well as DEPCOM to put this technology to work in Colorado."
Found at the Platte River Power Authority's Rawhide Energy Station, Rawhide Prairie was created by DEPCOM Power as well as will provide output to Platte River under a 20-year power acquisition agreement.
Rawhide Prairie includes roughly 150 acres adjacent to the 30-MW Rawhide Flats Solar installation and also brings Platte River's complete solar capacity to 52 MW, while additional branching out the organization's sources located at the Rawhide Energy Station.
"The battery at Rawhide Prairie Solar proceeds Platte River's thoughtful method to financial investment in energy technology," stated Platte River Power Authority Chief Executive Officer and General Supervisor Jason Frisbie. "Platte River personnel will certainly gain useful experience making use of energy storage space to incorporate noncarbon sources before we accelerate adoption of this modern technology." The company has actually set the goal of accomplishing a 100% noncarbon energy portfolio by 2030.