Swinerton breaks ground on 200-MW National Grid solar project in Illinois

Feb 24, 2021 01:01 PM ET
  • National Grid Renewables, that includes the renewables growth company previously known as Geronimo Power, revealed the begin of construction on the 200-MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Coles County, Illinois.

" I believe the Prairie Wolf Solar Project is a win-win for everyone," stated Wes Humphres, a landowner in the Prairie Wolf project area. "It's going to be a significant advantage to the institutions as well as other exhausting bodies in the project location, and it will certainly produce and sustain work in the neighborhood neighborhood."

As previously announced in 2020, Prairie Wolf has actually a performed Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Cargill, marking the second renewable energy VPPA acquired in between Cargill as well as National Grid Renewables, the initial being for a section of the Crocker Wind Farm in Clark Area, South Dakota.

" The groundbreaking of the Prairie Wolf Solar Project is an interesting progression in Cargill's work to sustain renewable energy as a means to alter the means we power our operations, using the cutting-edge, economic as well as ecological advantages of sustainable power," claimed Eric Hoegger, director, Worldwide Renewable Energy for Cargill. "We are honored to continue partnering with National Grid Renewables as we function to meet our commitment to minimize CO2 discharges by 10% by 2025, determined versus a 2017 standard."

Swinerton Renewable Resource has actually been gotten to create Prairie Wolf. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) located project is expected to start procedure by the end of 2021.

" The renewable resource market is placed for extraordinary growth in the coming years," claimed George Hershman, head of state of Swinerton Renewable resource. "The advancement of large-scale, impactful projects like Prairie Wolf in more recent solar markets like Illinois will be vital in helping our market reach its enthusiastic goals and broaden access to tidy power for a lot more Americans. We praise National Grid Renewables for their management in the Midwest."

" Prairie Wolf gets on the leading edge of the massive solar power sector in the Midwest," claimed David Reamer, head of growth, UNITED STATE Onshore Renewables for National Grid Renewables. "We are grateful to the community participants in Coles Region for welcoming us as well as look forward to bringing economic growth to the city. Further, we delight in to companion with leading companies like Cargill and Swinerton Renewable Energy to confirm that Midwest solar is financial, beneficial and also the appropriate selection for consumers and also companies."

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