National Grid Renewables structure South Dakota's biggest solar project

Jan 11, 2023 11:03 AM ET
  • National Grid Renewables started on-site construction at its Wild Springs Solar Project in Pennington County, South Dakota. Wild Springs, the largest solar power project in South Dakota to date, is a 128-MWAC solar project located in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with a 114-MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Basin Electric Power Cooperative.
National Grid Renewables structure South Dakota's biggest solar project
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" Wild Springs stands for an extension of our management in renewable resource and financial advancement in the state of South Dakota," said Blake Nixon, head of state of National Grid Renewables. "Our Crocker Wind Farm situated in Clark County started operation in 2019, as well as currently with Wild Springs, we will have virtually 330 MW of clean energy projects in the state, every one of which add substantially to the tax base, along with the local communities that organize the projects."

Wild Springs is anticipated to start commercial operation in 2023. As soon as functional, Wild Springs is projected to produce $12 million in new tax obligation revenue throughout the initial 20 years of operation, contributing over $500,000 during the very first two decades of operation to the local community via a prepared charitable fund.

Wild Springs picked Ames Construction as the design, procurement as well as construction (EPC) companion to build bush Springs facility. The Renewables Team leadership at Ames Construction has over 10 years of experience structure solar projects throughout the USA. Ames Construction approximates the requirement to employ 250 construction workers to complete this major facilities project.

" Ames appreciates National Grid Renewables' self-confidence in being selected as their EPC partner," claimed Craig Sandeen, president of Ames Renewables. "We're delighted to be a part of building South Dakota's biggest solar project!"

Wild Springs will utilize next-generation Series 6 thin-film solar modules created and created by First Solar,. Just Recently, First Solar and National Grid Renewables revealed a 2-GW supply of solar modules set up for distribution in 2024-2025.

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