Clēnera chooses RES to create Wapello Solar project in Iowa

Oct 27, 2020 01:38 PM ET
  • Clēnera, a privately-held renewable energy company, announced it has selected RES (Renewable Energy Systems) as its EPC (engineering, procurement as well as building and construction) partner for the 127.5-megawatt Wapello Solar project in Iowa. Wapello Solar will certainly deliver reliable, clean and affordable energy to greater than 45,000 houses when operational by the end of 2020.

" At Clēnera, we rely on solid EPC companions that are ingenious as well as provide the highest degree of top quality and also security, as well as we chose RES because of their solid record and knowledge around the nation," claimed Michael Gallego, VP of procedures at Clēnera. "Clean energy will be a truth for 10s of hundreds of Iowans thanks to this project."

As the project's EPC partner, RES will certainly offer a complete series of total and also professional services, consisting of recruitment of qualified workers, safety and security requirements as well as procurement of neighborhood goods and also solutions. RES began construction in July 2020 and will employ over 280 employees at the optimal of building, many of whom will certainly be locally employed.

" We delight in to companion with Clēnera to bring reliable solar energy to communities throughout Iowa," stated Tim Jordan, senior VP of solar building and construction at RES. "This project will create numerous neighborhood tasks and offer a considerable financial effect with straight getting and tax obligation income."

Occupying nearly 800 acres of land in Louisa County, Wapello Solar is currently the biggest solar project in Iowa. Louisa County is already realizing the significant financial advantages, with simply over 200 building and construction workers currently on site and also an anticipated $5.2 million in tax obligation revenue. The project will power 21,000 homes. Central Iowa Power Cooperative will certainly acquire every one of the power created by the Wapello Solar project.

" We are thrilled to deal with Clēnera on this milestone project, as we look to strike a significant balance with power cost, dependability and also stewardship for our members," stated CIPCO CEO as well as executive VP Bill Cherrier. "Energy generated by the sunlight gives an excellent enhance to wind energy. The energy we buy from Wapello Solar will certainly be generated throughout our everyday and seasonal peak demand times. This is a cutting-edge means for us to supply dependability and also performance to CIPCO's power portfolio."

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