Duke Energy begins operations at 120MW United States PV plant

Jan 26, 2023 09:31 PM ET
  • Jackpot Solar in Idaho will certainly supply energy to Idaho Power via a 20-year PPA
Duke Energy begins operations at 120MW United States PV plant
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Duke Energy has placed right into commercial operation a 120MW solar farm in Idaho, US.

Jackpot Solar in Twin Falls County, Idaho, is Duke Energy's very first utility-scale renewable energy project in the state and also is the largest solar facility in operation in Idaho.

It will supply energy to Idaho Power with a 20-year power purchase agreement.

SOLV Energy completed the engineering and building of the project, while Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions will certainly have and also operate the project.

The project employed regarding 200 employees at peak construction.

The Jackpot Solar center will provide tax revenues for the Filer Consolidated School District.

In addition, the Duke Energy Foundation granted a $15,000 give to the Shoshone Basin Rangeland Fire Protection Association to support the organization's efforts to enhance the security of the citizens in backwoods of Twin Falls County, Idaho.

" Getting in the Idaho solar market with such a significant renewable project is extremely amazing for Duke Energy," said Chris Fallon, president of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions.

" Jackpot Solar will assist strengthen the energy diversity in the state, and also bring extra financial advantages to the state and also Twin Falls County, while also supporting Idaho Power's clean energy goals."

Idaho Power principal operating office Adam Richins included: "This project proceeds our commitment to clean energy while additionally aiding us deal with the swiftly growing demand for new sources to ensure we can offer reputable, cost effective electricity to our consumers."

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