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Minnesota Solar+Storage Project Underway (Ind Report)
Connexus
Date: 2018-08-08
Ramsey, Minnesota-headquartered Connexus Energy reports construction is underway on two solar-plus-storage projects that it says will be first large-scale battery projects in Minnesota and the largest storage installations for an electric cooperative in the U.S.

The projects, totaling 10 MW of AC solar and 15 MW/30 MWh of energy storage, are estimated to cost $31 million and save $4 million annually through peak load reduction.

The storage units, which are being developed by NextEra Energy, will supply energy to 7,000 area homes. The solar plants will be built by French energy firm Engie. Connexus has a 25-year agreement with Engie and a 25-year storage commitment with NextEra.

Connexus Energy is the Badger State's largest electric cooperative providing electricity and related products to more than 130,000 member residents and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties. (Source: Connexus, Star Tribune, Utility Dive, 7 Aug., 2018) Contact: Connexus Energy, (763) 323-2600, www.connexusenergy.com

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