Arkansas Electric Cooperative adds 100MWs of solar
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) has announced it will buy up to 100MWac from a 800-acre solar farm near Crossett Arkansas. AECC, a cooperatively owned Generation & Transmission (G&T) entity has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Renewable Energy Systems Inc. (RES) to purchase solar power from Crossett Solar Energy Farm starting in 2021. National Renewable Cooperative Organization(NRCO) helped AECC fine tune language in a solar PPA provided by NRCO. The addition of the solar PPA will raise AECC’s renewable portfolio to 17% of their total generation.
NRCO assisted AECC with the RFP development and contract review.
A full press release can be seen here
WVPA, Ranger Power to Triple Illinois Solar Capacity
Wabash Valley Power’s member co-ops will benefit from recently completed long-term agreements to purchase the energy and capacity generated by what will be the largest solar arrays ever built in Illinois.
Wabash Valley Power will be the sole buyer of the energy produced from two 99-megawatt (MW) arrays to be built by New York-based Ranger Power, a utility-scale solar development company. Wabash Valley Power will purchase the power produced by the arrays, while the renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with the projects will be sold through the Illinois Power Agency REC procurement process.
The full press release can be found here.