EDP Renewables establishing 200-MW Arizona solar project powering Facebook data facility

Aug 12, 2021 04:44 PM ET
  • EDP Renewables and also utility firm Salt River Project (SRP) have actually performed a 25-year power purchase contract for 200 MW at the Randolph Solar Park in Pinal County, located in south-central Arizona

The whole capability of the Randolph Solar Park will be dedicated to supporting Facebook's recently introduced data facility in Mesa, Arizona.

" We appreciate working with partners that share our sustainability vision, as well as we enjoy to deal with EDP Renewables to support Facebook's new data center with sustainable solar energy," claimed Kelly Barr, SRP's chief approach, corporate services and sustainability exec. "All organizations involved in this effort are jointly lowering carbon emissions in Arizona as well as establishing a criterion for an environment-friendly power future."

The Randolph Solar Park is anticipated to be operational in 2023, generating enough electrical energy to every year power greater than 49,000 average Arizona homes

SRP's financial investment in the Randolph Solar Park belongs to the energy's broadened commitment to include 2,025 MW of utility-scale solar sources to its power system by 2025 and also serve consumer power needs with renewable resource.

" We are thrilled to companion with SRP as well as EDP Renewables to bring new solar energy resources to the Arizona grid. Accessibility to renewable resource and a strong grid were a fundamental part of our choice to integrate in Mesa," claimed Urvi Parekh, Facebook's head of renewable resource. "Facebook is committed to having a positive effect on regional areas, and also we're excited to help bring this extra financial investment and also jobs to the area."

Randolph is EDP Renewables' first greenfield development project to execute a PPA in the state, and the firm will certainly continue its efforts to add more to its portfolio in Arizona in the coming years.

" Arizona has an abundance of opportunities in the solar area, and this purchase allows EDP Renewables to broaden our existence in this expanding market," claimed Miguel Prado, EDP Renewables North America CEO. "We aspire to break ground following year on this project, which will certainly give an economic increase to the regional economy as well as lasting, reputable power to Arizonians."

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