One of Entergy’s Mississippi solar tasks
Entergy Arkansas has issued a request for proposals for 1,000 MW of solar and wind technology assets. Resources could be procured via a mix of a number of build-own-transfer agreements, self-build options, and/or a number of power buy agreements that will be in operation between May 2025 and December 2026.
“Entergy Arkansas has a commitment to providing our customers with low-cost, reliable energy as well as more renewable generation,” says Kurt Castleberry, director of useful resource planning and advertising operations. “We continue to grow green energy within our diverse portfolio of power resources to better serve our existing and growing customer base and look forward to some exciting proposals.”
Solar amenities could be required to be throughout the Entergy Arkansas service territory, whereas wind assets may very well be situated within the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) or Southwest Power Pool footprints.
Entergy Arkansas presently has 281 MW of solar power offering clear, emission-free renewable energy to prospects. In addition to the Stuttgart and Chicot solar amenities, the corporate’s largest solar farm – Searcy Solar Facility – got here on-line in late 2021, with a 100 MW technology capability and batteries that may retailer 30 MWs.
The firm is the biggest energy supplier in Arkansas and has a mixture of energy sources to make sure reliability, secure and cost-effective power to its 728,000 prospects which are unfold out amongst 63 of the state’s 75 counties, overlaying greater than 40,880 sq. miles.
Additional solar and wind assets would complement the varied and carbon-free technology Entergy Arkansas fleet, which incorporates hydroelectric amenities at Carpenter and Remmel dams, three solar amenities and Arkansas Nuclear One. Nuclear energy accounts for about 70% of the gas combine for the corporate’s prospects, adopted by hydropower at 16%, with the remaining power sourced from coal, pure gasoline and solar.