CenterPoint Energy seeks approval of 130MW Indiana solar plant

Aug 1, 2022 07:44 PM ET
  • US utility CenterPoint Energy has sought approval from the Indiana Utility Regulation Commission (IURC) to acquire a 130MW solar PV project in Pike County, Indiana.
CenterPoint Energy seeks approval of 130MW Indiana solar plant
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CenterPoint Energy's Indiana-based subsidiary became part of an agreement with renewables developer Invenergy for the development of the solar park and its subsequent acquisition once finished.

Building of the project will start upon getting a choice from the IURC, which is expected in early 2023, as well as the solar plant is readied to be operational in 2025.

Moreover, the United States utility has a pipeline of nearly 800MW of solar PV in Indiana and this project represents the third round of solar agreements in the utility's strategies to expand its energy generation portfolio.

A project in Posey County with a capacity generation of 200MW has actually already received functioning approval, while the utility entered in a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a further 400MW in Warrick, Vermillion and Knox Counties.

"By seeking to add an additional universal solar project to our renewable energy profile, we continue to move forward with our lasting generation transition plan as well as stay committed to our financial and environmental objectives for the region," said Steve Greenley, senior vice head of state of generation development at CenterPoint Energy.

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