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465-MW Badger State Solar+Storage Project Announced (Ind. Report)

Date: 2021-05-05
In Milwaukee, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service, the largest utilities in WEC Energy Group, are proposing to purchase the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center, a planned 465-MW solar and battery storage project in south-central Wisconsin. If approved, the project would be the largest renewable energy project in the state.

The Koshkonong Solar Energy Center would feature 300 MW of solar generation and 165 MW of battery storage. The total investment is expected to be $649 million. WPS would own 90 pct of the project with Madison Gas and Electric holding the remaining 10 pct. If approved, construction is expected to begin in late 2022 for commercial operation in 2024. Koshkonong is part of WEC Energy Group's plan to invest nearly $2 billion in new solar, wind and battery storage projects at its utilities by 2025.

This is the third large-scale solar and battery project announced in 2021 by We Energies and WPS. Earlier this year, the companies announced plans for the 325-MW Darien Solar Energy Center and 310-MW Paris Solar-Battery Park. (Source: WEC Energy Group, PR, Website , 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: WEC Energy Group , Tom Metcalfe, Pres., www.wecenergygroup.com


MG&E, Madison School District Partner on Solar Project (Ind. Report)
Madison Gas and Electric,NextEra Energy Resources Development
Date: 2021-01-04
In the Badger State, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E) reports filing an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for approval of an agreement to partner with the City of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) on an 8MW solar array in Madison. The City will take 5 MW of the output and MMSD will take 3 MW of the output under Renewable Energy Rider (RER) agreements with MGE.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra,  Madison Gas and Electric,  Solar,  


Wisc. Two Creeks Solar Park Now Online (Ind. Report)
Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
Date: 2020-11-09
In Green Bay, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) is reporting the state's first large-scale solar facility -- the Two Creeks Solar Park in Manitowoc County -- is now online.

The 150-MW, 500,000-panel solar facility is jointly owned by WEC Energy Group and Madison Gas and Electric.

WPS parent company-WEC Energy Group has committed to make its electric generation fleet net carbon neutral by 2050 and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 70 pct below 2005 levels by 2030. (Source: Wisconsin Public Service, EWC Energy Group, PR, 7 Nov., 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group/Wind and Solar, Cody Craig, 414-221-2345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Wisconsin Public Service Corp., www.wisconsinpublicservice.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy Group,  Madison Gas and Electric,  Solar,  

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