rPlus Energies tapped to develop largest solar project in Idaho Power system

May 19, 2023 11:20 AM ET
  • rPlus Energies announced a long-lasting power purchase agreement (PPA) with Idaho Power for a new 200-MW solar facility in Ada County, Idaho. The project called Pleasant Valley Solar is presently the largest got solar facility in the Idaho Power system.

The project is anticipated to utilize several regional vendors throughout building-- bringing significant income to the area, benefits to neighborhood companies, and approximately 220 construction related work.

" The sunshine is plentiful in Idaho-- and we at rPlus Energies are proud to assist the state attain a commonsense technique to energy self-reliance and also make use of the plentiful energy source to its full possibility," stated rPlus Energies president and also CEO Luigi Resta. "The Pleasant Valley Solar project will certainly play a crucial role in providing reliable and resistant renewable energy while likewise bringing solid financial growth and also task chances to the state."

The Pleasant Valley Solar project was granted a PPA via a bargained procedure with Meta (formerly the Facebook company) as well as Idaho Power. This PPA was made possible through the joint efforts in between Meta as well as Idaho Power to create an unique Energy Services Agreement that will certainly permit Meta accessibility to renewables to support its regional operations. The project will certainly provide energy to the Idaho Power system and contribute to Meta's goal to support 100% of its operations with renewable energy. Particularly, output from the project will certainly enter into the exact same grid that supports Meta's new data center in Kuna, Idaho.

" This is a vital milestone for Idaho Power," claimed Idaho Power President and CEO Lisa Grow. "Pleasant Valley will certainly not only end up being the largest solar project on our system, however it's likewise an example of how our proposed Clean Energy Your Method program can assist us partner with clients to fulfill their own clean energy goals. We anticipate working with Meta as the future of clean energy materializes in Idaho, including Idaho Power's own goal to give 100% clean energy to its customers by 2045."

rPlus Energies has chosen Sundt Renewables to give engineering, purchase and building and construction (EPC) services for Pleasant Valley Solar.

Construction is expected to begin later on this year.

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