EDF Secures PPA for 200 MW Solar Plus 180 MW Storage Projects

Jul 30, 2020 12:14 PM ET
  • EDF has actually finished the signing of a 22-year PPA with NV Energy for a 200 MWac solar plus 180 MW, four-hour battery storage space system in Nevada.

EDF Renewables North America has actually revealed that it has actually completed the signing of a 22-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NV Energy for a 200 megawatt (MWac) solar PV project paired with a 180 MW, four-hour battery storage space system. The Chuckwalla Solar + Storage project anticipates to come online by the end of 2023 and also deliver sufficient tidy power yearly to power 45,000 ordinary Nevada residences.

The project is located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Reservation, 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada. The project will certainly benefit the Moapa Tribe as well as local neighborhood over its operating life through land lease, tax and also other settlements and also roughly 300 temporary construction-related tasks.

By combining the solar facility with an energy storage space service, power produced during peak solar hours can be dispatched later in the day, thus creating an equilibrium between electrical energy generation and demand. Power storage can additionally smooth electrical power rates, handle evening power ramps, minimize curtailment and also give grid security.

" EDF Renewables is pleased to reinforce our connection with NV Energy, building on our 2019 arrangement to develop and also develop the Arrow Canyon Solar+ Storage project," said Ian Black, Vice President, West Region Development at EDF Renewables North America. "The battery and solar system collaborate to give more energy during the summer season night optimal hrs, when system requirements are the best. NV Energy can make use of the battery at their discernment in all months of the year enabling mitigation of need spikes."

Just recently, we had reported that the prospective buyer consortium, developed by French EDF Group subsidiary, EDF Renewables and Chinese Jinko Power had been awarded the Al Dhafra solar project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. With a capability of 2 GW, it will be the globe's largest single-project solar plant and will produce the comparable electrical power to power over 160,000 neighborhood families yearly.

A require tenders was launched in June 2019 by Emirates Water as well as Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading business in the coordination of planning, purchasing and supplying of water and also electrical energy throughout the UAE. EDF Renewables-- Jinko Power submitted a record-breaking quote of 1.35 USD cent per kilowatt-hour on a Levelised Electricity Cost basis.

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