Soltage and Basalt Enter Oregon Market With 40 MW Solar Portfolio

Feb 5, 2020 04:13 PM ET
  • Soltage and Basalt managed funds have revealed their entrance into the Oregon power market with a 40 megawatt (MW) solar portfolio.

Soltage, a leading independent power producer, and Basalt managed funds have revealed their entrance into the Oregon power market with a 40 megawatt (MW) solar portfolio. The first 10 MW solar facility was energised in December 2019 and the staying 30 MW capability is under building and construction and anticipated to be put in service prior to Summertime 2020. The portfolio was gotten from NewSun Energy, a leading Pacific Northwest energy designer.

This acquisition anchors a USD 100 Million portfolio investment in the Oregon market and is being funded via Helios, an investment vehicle set up by Soltage and Basalt to own and run solar power projects throughout the US Hyperion, the first lorry was totally deployed in 2019 and presently owns and operates 125 MW across 35 solar centers.

The first asset energised in this portfolio is a 10 MW solar center situated in Harney County, Oregon. This facility will transfer electrical power via Bonneville Power Administration’& rsquo; s(BPA)transmission system to Portland General Electric (PGE). PGE is buying power under a 16-year power purchase agreement, which will help the utility supply renewable power to its nearly one million consumers.

“& ldquo; We are happy to reveal our entryway into the growing Oregon solar market to provide PGE’& rsquo; s consumers with tidy, locally-produced renewable energy,” & rdquo; said Jesse Grossman, Soltage co-founder and CEO. “& ldquo; This financial investment fits our mission of stemming and investing in best-in-class sustainable investment opportunities, and deploying more distributed utility-scale solar on the grid.”

& rdquo; The portfolio also includes tasks in advancement in both Harney and Lake County, Oregon.

“& ldquo; We are delighted to grow Basalt’& rsquo; s renewable property portfolio while we continue to broaden the partnership with Soltage,” & rdquo; stated Rob Gregor, Managing Partner of Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP, exclusive financial investment advisor to Basalt. “& ldquo; This financial investment continues Helios’ & rsquo; required to buy eco-friendly energy throughout the US.”

& rdquo; The projects add to the expansion of solar in Oregon. The state’& rsquo; s Renewable Portfolio Standard requires that 50 percent of the electrical energy used in the state come from eco-friendly energy sources by 2040 and total solar installations in Oregon are predicted to grow by almost 60 percent over the next 5 years.

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