Oriden, URE to construct 11-MW solar project for Blue Ridge Energy in North Carolina

Apr 6, 2021 08:20 PM ET
  • Blue Ridge Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative offering northwest North Carolina, has picked Oriden to establish a 11-MW solar project as part of its Brighter Future campaign. The co-op is targeting to accomplish net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. On top of that, United Renewable Energy will certainly EPC the project.

" To satisfy our sustainability objectives while upholding our dedications to integrity and also price, we are focusing our initiatives on areas that make the electrical grid extra flexible, effective, resistant, and capable of sustaining brand-new energy options and also the vigor of our areas. We eagerly anticipate applying Oriden's custom-made large-scale solar remedy, which we have named Brighter Future Solar, to help meet our goals," stated Blue Ridge Energy CEO Doug Johnson.

The Brighter Future Solar project will cover 50 acres in southerly Caldwell County. Scheduled to come online this year, the Brighter Future Solar project will create 19,000 MWh annually. Blue Ridge Energy will acquire the complete outcome of the project via a 25-year completely bundled Power Purchase Agreement.

Michael Berlin, Supervisor of Energy Development at Oriden, said, "Blue Ridge Energy's financial investment in solar programs excellent management and also ensures its members' energy generation demands are fulfilled sustainably and affordably. Oriden appreciates Blue Ridge Energy's partnership as well as will certainly carry out with a focus on exceptional top quality as it brings northwestern North Carolina a Change in Power."