Duke Energy Operationalises 250 MW Solar Project in Texas

Mar 9, 2023 01:10 PM ET
  • The 250 MW Pisgah Ridge Solar project in Navarro County is its biggest solar plant till date.
  • Duke Energy has authorized 3 VPPAs that account for greater than 90% of the solar project's output.

USA-based Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions (DESS) has actually operationalised its biggest solar power plant ever-- the 250 MW Pisgah Ridge Solar project in Navarro County, Texas.

Charles River Laboratories International has actually authorized a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 102 MW of the project over the next 15 years.

This dedication will attend to the entirety of the business's North American electrical power load with clean, renewable resource by 2023.

Chris Fallon, President of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, claimed, "This project demonstrates how we can remain to expand our renewable energy sources while supplying one-of-a-kind sustainability services for industrial customers."

Gregg Belardo from Charles River stated, "Charles River has actually devoted to sourcing 100% of our worldwide power needs through renewable resources by 2030. Our VPPA with DESS provides coverage for our North American centers and moves us significantly closer to that worldwide goal. We are proud to companion with Duke Energy as well as are delighted that Pisgah Ridge is currently on-line."

Midwest retailer Meijer has also signed a separate 15-year VPPA for 83 MW of solar energy from Pisgah Ridge Solar project. One other business has a third 15-year VPPA agreement.

Duke Energy stated that together the three agreements make up more than 90% of the solar project's output.

Erik Petrovskis, Director at Meijer held, "We've made substantial progression throughout the years, but this project with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions puts us on the appropriate path to making an also larger effect."

The design and also building for the Pisgah Ridge Solar project was performed by Moss, while Duke Energy will certainly have and operate the project.

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Duke Energy currently provides wind, solar, resilient backup power and managed energy services to over 1,000 projects across the U.S.A.. Currently, it operates virtually 1,500 MW of wind, 750 MW of solar and a 36-MW battery storage facility in Texas.

The Pisgah Ridge Solar center is expected to have a positive financial effect on the local community in several ways.

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