Energy Storage

12 Sep 2021

US Duo Sign 120MW Solar-Plus-Storage PPA

12 Sep 2021  by   

Hoosier Energy and Clenera affiliate Rustic Hills Solar have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for electricity from a 120MW solar-plus storage project in the US state of Indiana.

Rustic Hills will occupy approximately 259 hectares of private land in Warrick County, Indiana.

Construction is expected to start upon receipt of necessary authorisation and permits.

Commercial operations are estimated to take place by the end of 2023.

During the proposed 10-month construction timeline, approximately 300 jobs will be created.

Hoosier Energy is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative that provides electricity and services to 18 not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative owners throughout central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.

The 18 cooperative members serve more than 760,000 consumers.

Hoosier Energy president and chief executive Donna Walker said: “This collaboration continues our transition of Hoosier Energy's resource portfolio to a much higher percentage of renewable sources.

“The solar energy developed at Rustic Hills will serve thousands of Hoosiers while continuing to reduce our carbon footprint, benefiting the environment, Hoosier Energy members and all of their member-consumers.”

Clenera vice president of business development Jared McKee said: “We thank Hoosier Energy for partnering with Clēnera to procure clean energy from Rustic Hills Solar.

“We look forward to the successful completion of this solar project and promoting sustainable environmental and economic stewardship with our partner Hoosier Energy in the state of Indiana.”

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