The three projects include two 200-MW solar plants and one 100-MW solar plant. SRP is contracting with subsidiaries of solar developers AES, EDP and NextEra Energy Resources to construct and operate the three new plants. The first project is expected to come online in fall 2022 and start of construction for all the new solar plants, which will all be located in Pinal County, will begin at different points in time throughout 2022.
The first project, the 100-MW West Line Solar project located in the city of Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona developed by AES Corp. is expected to come online in October, 2022. SRP and AES have worked together to bring online a 100MW solar system, East Line Solar, as well as a 10MW, 40 megawatt-hours (MWh) standalone battery-based energy storage system.
The 200-MW Randolph Solar Park, developed by EDP Renewables North America is slated to come online in 2023. SRP is partnering with EDP Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy production, to develop and operate this 200MW solar park located in the city of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizon adjacent to SRP's Randolph 230kV substation. Randolph Solar will span across 1,346 acres, and construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2022.
The third project, the 200-MW Valley Farms Solar project is expected to become fully operational by December 2023. SRP has contracted with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to develop the solar plant in Coolidge, Ariz. The two companies have previously worked together to develop and contract a 20MW solar generation facility and battery storage system, Pinal Central Solar Energy Center, and a 100MW solar plant, Saint Solar, which began operations in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Additionally, SRP and NextEra have plans to develop two solar-charged battery projects totaling nearly 350MW, Sonoran Energy Center and Storey Energy Center. Valley Farms Solar will be 1,900 acres in size and construction will begin in winter of 2022.
(Source: Salt River Project, Website PR, 12 Aug., 2021)
Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, www.edpr.com/north-america; SRP, Mike Hummel, CEO, Scott Harelson, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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Connected to AES Indiana's existing Petersburg Generating Station, the project will power the equivalent of 45,000 homes during peak hours.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the project is expected to be operational no later than May 1, 2024. Last month, AES Indiana received approval from the IURC to acquire the Hardy Hills 195 MW solar project in Clinton County, Ind.
(Source: AES Corporation, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: AES Indiana, www.aesindiana.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The 100-MW solar array and 30-MW battery energy storage system incorporates 314,000 solar panels and generates sufficient energy for roughly 26,000 homes per year. TEP will purchase power from the WEC under a long-term PPA with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, its owner and operator. (Source: Tucson Electric Power, Website PR, May, 2021) Contact: Tucson Electric Power, Susan Gray, Pres., CEO, Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725, email@example.com, www.tep.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The utility's largest renewable energy resource, the 250MW Oso Grande Wind Project in New Mexico is also expected to come online soon. With both the Wilmot solar and Oso Grande wind projects online, TEP will have 628 MW of large-scale wind and solar resources.
TEP aims to generate 70 pct of its power from renewables and cut its carbon emissions by 80 pct by 2035.
The Arizona Corporation Commission is aiming for state-regulated utilities to source 100 pct of their energy from carbon-free sources by 2050. (Source: Tucson Electric Power, PR, 2 May, 2021) Contact: Tucson Electric Power, Susan Gray, Pres., CEO, Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tep.com
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The portfolio includes the Alta Wind VIII, 150-MW wind generating facility; Windstar,120-MW wind generating facility; a nd the Coram, 22-MW wind generating facility, all in California. The Granite, 99-MW wind generating facility in New Hampshire is also included. The acquisition will be completed with a combination of undrawn funds remaining from the 2020 convertible equity portfolio financing and existing debt capacity.
NextEra Energy Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows and owns interests in geographically diverse wind and solar projects in the U.S. as well as natural gas infrastructure assets in Texas and Pennsylvania. (Source: NextEra Energy Partners, PR, 19 Apr., 2021) Contact: NextEra Energy Partners, www.NextEraEnergyPartners.com
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The three wind deals include a seven-year extension of an existing 150 MW wind project in Solano County with Avangrid Renewables. A second deal calls for additional eight years with Shell Energy North America (US) for half of the capacity and renewable energy generated by the existing 130MW wind project near Mojave. The final source will be half of the expected 60MW generated for 20 years from this project being repowered by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources near Bakersfield in Kern County.
The repowering includes replacing 157 existing turbines with 11 new turbines for Peninsula Clean Energy's portion and expected to be operational by September 2021.
The additional wind generation will supplement solar generation -- including supply from the newly commissioned 200MW Wright Solar and 100MW Mustang Two Whirlaway projects.
(Source: Peninsula Clean Energy, PR, Website, 6 Jan., 2021) Contact: Peninsula Clean Energy, Jan Pepper, 866-966-0110, email@example.com, www.peninsulacleanenergy.com
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If approved, the 28,000 panel array which will be developed by Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources Development, LLC, is expected to come in at approximately $15.3 million and start generating power by the end of 2021. (Source: MG&E, PR, Website, Jan., 2021) Contact: Madison Gas & Electric, Jeff Keebler, Pres. and CEO, www.mge.com; NextEra Energy Resources Development, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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Specifically, with NextEra, the investment consists of the construction of a 20-MW solar project coupled with a 60-MWh of energy storage. Dubbed Crow Creek Energy Center, the solar photovoltaic development will be located in Stanislaus County, and, as part of the contract, NextEra Energy Resources will provide $100,000 in community benefits over the first five years of the agreement.
The second contract with EDF Renewables will create a 200-MWh battery storage system for the Maverick 6 Solar project, a 100-MW development in Riverside County. The project is anticipated to begin commercial operations in December 2021 and will account for 12 pct of CleanPowerSF's renewable energy supply when it comes online in Dec., 2021.
The CleanPowerSF community choice energy program launched in 2016 has invested in six large solar and wind energy and energy storage developments in California since 2018.
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(Source: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, PR, Commercial Property Exec., 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, www.sfwater.org; NextEra Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nextrenewables.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com
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The proposed $390 million projects, which are being reviewed by grid operator MISO, would be developed by energy companies Invenergy and NextEra Energy Resources. Two utilities -- MGE Energy in the Madison area and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. in the Green Bay area -- are seeking to purchase all of the proposed solar project's total power production.
The proposed Badger Hollow solar farm developed by Chicago-based Invenergy would incorprorate 1.2 million solar panels covering about 2,500 acres of farmland in Iowa County in central Wisconsin.
The 150-MW Two Creeks solar farm would run by NextEra.
(Source: WPSC, Energy News Network, SDD, 30 Nov., 2019) Contact: Wisconsin Public Service Commission, (608) 266-5481, www.psc.wi.gov
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The plants, which will be owned and operated by units of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, are expected to become operational by June 2023.
(Source: Salt River Project, PR, Renewables 19 Nov., 2019) Contact: SRP, Mike Hummel, CEO, Scott Harelson, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com
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Sedgwick County Commissioners have banned commercial wind facilities from the county and also enacted permitting legislation requiring new commercial-scale solar facilities to receive FAA approval if they are to be sited within a mile of airport facilities.
The legislation is in response to public concerns about the supposed health effects and noise from wind turbines, bird and bat deaths caused by commercial wind and solar facilities, and interference with area airports and air traffic.
NextEra has developed wind and solar facilities in 35 states, including six in western Kansas. The August decision was the first time a major wind farm had been rejected in Kansas in a decade.
(Source: Heartland Institute, Oct., 2019)
Contact: NextEra Energy, email@example.com, www.nextrenewables.com
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As a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, the world's largest generator of wind and solar energy, Gexa Energy operates more than 17,000 MW of wind and solar generation in North America and has over $20 billion invested in clean, renewable energy technologies.
(Source: Gexa Energy LP, 21 Aug., 2019) Contact: Gexa Energy LP, Brian Lundrum, Pres., (866) 329-4392, www.GexaEnergy.com; NextEra Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nextrenewables.com
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The combined wind, solar, and energy storage project is in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) electric grid region that includes Oklahoma and 13 other states in the central United States. It is also the largest co-located wind, solar, and energy storage project in the U.S.
The deal acquires 250 MW of Skeleton Creek Wind; 250 MWs of Skeleton Creek Solar; and 200 MWs of Skeleton Creek Storage. The wind purchase will come online in 2019 with the other two slated for 2023, according to the release.
WFEC's portfolio incorporates 521 MW of solar generation, 955 MW of wind generation, and 270 MW of hydroelectric generation. (Source: Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Energy Insider, 31 July, 2019)
Contact: Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Gary Roulet, CEO, 405-247-3351, www.wfec.com; Contact: NextEra Energy, email@example.com, www.nextrenewables.com
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NextEra has been working in North Dakota for almost 20 years and has invested $2.5 billion in the state and operates 14 projects.(Source: NextEra Energy, Minot Daily News, 28 July, 2019)Contact: NextEra Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nextrenewables.com
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Supporters of the project said the wind farm would bring economic and energy benefits to the county while naysayers claimed it could hurt property values, generate noise and kill birds that fly into turbines.
(Source: KOAM News, AP, 14 June, 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy, email@example.com, www.nextrenewables.com
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The Stateline Wind Farm would be the first wind-energy operation under Oregon's Energy Facility Siting Council jurisdiction to be re-powered.
(Source: Oregon Department of Energy, Northwest Public Broadcasting, May 15, 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy,
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Notably, Solar projects in Manitowoc County will be developed by NextEra Energy's unit NextEra Energy Resources while the Badger Hollow project in Iowa county will be developed by Invenergy. Together, the projects are expected to generate sufficient energy for 120,000 Wisconsin households in a year. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Zacks, 12 April, 2019) Contact: WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com
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NextEra Energy presently operates two wind projects in Garfield County -- 247.4 MW Armadillo Flats wind project and the 98.1 MW Breckinridge Wind Energy Center. (Source: NextEra Energy, Enid News & Eagle, 9 Mar., 2019) Contact: NextEra, Elinore Beitler, a Project Mgr., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nextrenewables.com
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To meet that standard, SPS plans to add significantly more renewable generation to its Southwest grid over the next decade, including a 522-MW wind farm that is expected to come online in 2020. It's also building a 478 MW wind farm in West Texas, and will purchase 230 MW of wind energy from another facility owned by NextEra Energy. Taken together, the tree project will bump SPS' wind generation from 21 to 46 pct by 2022, making the utility's system 48 pct carbon-free that year.
SPS parent firm Xcel, which serves about 3.6 million electric customers in eight states, previously announced plans to slash its carbon emissions to 80 pct below 2005 levels by 2030, and to achieve 100 pct carbon-free generation by 2050. (Source: Xcel Energy, Albuquerque, Journal, 6 Mar., 2019)Contact: Southwestern Public Service, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/southwestern-public-service; Xcel Energy, David Hudson, Pres.Southwest Region, www.xcelenergy.com
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Great River Energy has inked a 25-year PPA for 100 pct of the project's approximately 300 MW capacity. The state presently boasts roughly 3,150 MW of wind energy capacity.
(Source: North Dakota Public Service Commission, reve, 10 Feb., 2019)
Contact: North Dakota Public Service Commission, www.psc.nd.gov; NextEra Energy Resources, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com
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The company has inked a lease agreement for a site in Pierce County and is seeking an interconnection agreement with the Southwest Power Pool, the operator of the regional electric grid and wholesale market. Construction could get underway in 2022, subject to the study results.
(Source: NextEra Energy Resources, Renewables Now, 5 Feb., 2019_ Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, email@example.com, https://nextrenewables.com
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NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery energy storage. (Source: NextEra Energy, PR, 1 Jan., 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy, www.NextEraEnergy.com; Florida Power & Light, www.FPL.com; Gulf Power, www.GulfPower.com; NextEra Energy Resources, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com
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As part of the extension, NextEra may resume construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA.
OSMPC claims the wind farm violates a recent amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act requiring a determination by the federal government that planned wind turbine construction has no military impact, or the company must have an approved mitigation plan from the Defense Department before a wind farm is constructed or expanded.
(Source: OSMPC, Enid News & Eagle, 27 Nov., 2018)
Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The proposed $75 million project would initially cover about 600 acres and generate 80 MW of power.
(Source: Dothan Eagle, Various Media, 14 Nov., 2018)
Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The First Solar project in Colbert County, Alabama, will supply 227 MW, and the NextEra project in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will provide 150 MW, according to the TVA.
Facebook has committed to run all its data centers and offices with 100 pct renewable energy by 2020. (Source: Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, 2 Nov., 2018)
Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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North Dakota hosts nearly 3,000 MW of installed wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
(Source: North Dakota Public Service Commission, Forum News, Dickinson Press, 10 Oct., 2018)
Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com; North Dakota Public Service Commission, www.psc.nd.gov
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