Ohio responds to roughly 730 MW of fresh solar by EDF Renewables, Avangrid

Jul 20, 2021 11:30 AM ET
  • The Ohio Power Siting Board has actually given the green light to the building of two new solar parks with a combined ability of near to 730 MW, it was announced recently.
Ohio responds to roughly 730 MW of fresh solar by EDF Renewables, Avangrid
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The bigger project that was gotten rid of, promoted as one of the largest ones in the US, was advertised by Fox Squirrel Solar LLC, a system of EDF Renewables North America. With an intended capacity of 577 MW, the Fox Squirrel complicated will certainly be set up in Ohio's Madison County and also produce power for 129,900 residences each year. According to the owner's web site, it will come to be operational by end-2022.

Fox Squirrel will certainly cover between 4,000 and also 4,500 acres of land. The project becomes part of a 4.5-GW development pipeline that EDF Renewables accepted purchase from North Carolina-based developer Geenex Solar LLC. The offer covered over 20 solar projects in different stages of growth in the PJM wholesale electrical power market.

Ohio regulatory authorities have likewise granted authorization to the 150-MW Powell Creek Solar project, put forward by Avangrid Renewables LLC. The plant will be built on privately possessed land in Putnam County, south of Toledo. The project is expected to bring USD 150 million (EUR 127.2 m) in investments in the regional economic climate, the designer estimates.

Powell Creek Solar's output will suffice to satisfy the electricity demand of more than 30,000 residences a year.

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