CPS Energy finalizes plans for 300-MW Peregrine Solar

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By Chris Crowell May 25, 2022 View Profile

CPS Energy is finding a 300-MW solar challenge in Goliad County, Texas, as the primary a part of its FlexPOWER Bundle initiative. This is one-third of the utility’s purpose of including 900 MW of sustainable energy to its power technology combine. The challenge, dubbed Peregrine Solar, is predicted to extend CPS Energy’s complete solar capability to 852 MW as soon as it comes on-line.

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Construction is scheduled to start subsequent 12 months and is predicted so as to add 250 – 300 momentary jobs with precedence hiring from the San Antonio space.

The largest municipally owned electrical and pure fuel utility within the United States reached an settlement with Consolidated Edison Development, Inc., a subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses to finalize it. Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses will likely be solely liable for the development, operation, and upkeep prices of the challenge, whereas CPS Energy will purchase the solar energy produced at Peregrine by way of a Power Purchase Agreement of 25 years.

As a part of the partnership settlement, Con Edison Development will contribute $500,000 over a 10-year interval to help considered one of CPS Energy’s neighborhood priorities. Con Edison Development additionally will rent as much as eight positions from Greater San Antonio and keep $750,000 in annual spending with native suppliers and distributors by way of the lifetime of the 25-year settlement.

This will lead to a $19 million native funding for Bexar and Goliad counties.

CPS Energy solar projects map

The FlexPOWER Bundle initiative is supposed to diversify CPS Energy’s power technology combine, including as much as 900 MW of solar, as much as 50 MW of energy storage and as much as 500 MW of firming capability. The bundle is a part of the utility’s wider plan to exchange older technology with newer and cleaner applied sciences.

Launched in November 2020, a request for proposals for the FlexPOWER Bundle resulted in over 650 proposals from 100 corporations throughout the U.S. and ten different nations, together with Japan, England and South Korea. CPS Energy expects to finalize and award all FlexPOWER Bundle contracts inside the subsequent few months with the following solar alternatives anticipated within the coming weeks.

“This agreement is a significant step forward for the FlexPOWER Bundle initiative and our community’s clean energy strategy,” mentioned Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “The way we generate power determines our ability to ensure a sustainable environment. San Antonio is making great advances toward carbon neutrality and CPS Energy’s continued leadership in renewable energy is making our progress possible.”

Currently, CPS Energy’s clear power technology portfolio consists of 1,049 MW of wind, 552 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage assets.

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