Entergy submits 3GW PV request in Louisiana

Mar 17, 2023 11:18 AM ET
  • Plans get on top of the nearly 225MW of solar power the firm requested earlier this month
Entergy submits 3GW PV request in Louisiana
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Entergy Louisiana has actually submitted a request with the Louisiana Public Service Commission to include an added 3GW of solar energy to its generation portfolio.

This is on top of the nearly 225MW of solar power the firm requested previously this month.

Because governing filing, Entergy Louisiana sought authorization for about 175MW from a facility in Iberville Parish as well as roughly 49MW from what would come to be the Sterlington Solar Facility in Ouachita Parish.

Collectively, 3,225 MW of solar power are in the approval line up for potential construction, growth and also placement on the grid via agreements with Entergy Louisiana, a major progression in satisfying the sustainability demands of its existing and future customers.

Entergy Louisiana head of state and also president Phillip May said: "Like never previously, our state has opportunity to preserve businesses, assistance development projects and attract new business on a worldwide scale, yet it's going to take fulfilling their functional as well as sustainability demands.

" Our newest ask for up to 3 gigawatts of eco-friendly power, the largest such development request in state background, reveals we're serious about not just safeguarding the setting by reducing our carbon impact, yet also continuing to be a major motorist of financial growth.

" This is not only a net-positive for our firm and sectors, but also for the future of our state.

" I'm incredibly thankful to the countless local companions as well as officials that are assisting bring projects such as these to the finish line.

" These are true collaborations that are developed for the betterment of Louisiana."

The individual resources that comprise the three-gigawatt proposal would certainly be constructed in Louisiana, suggesting neighborhood communities and economies would benefit from task production and also added tax obligation revenues produced during building and construction of the facilities, Entergy claimed.

Additionally, more diversifying the firm's generation portfolio will assist protect all customers from the volatility of natural gas prices and also other aspects beyond Entergy's control, it added.

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