LPSC Indicators PPA with Recurrent Energy’s 132 MW Bayou Galion Solar Challenge


Another Recurrent Energy LLC undertaking, Pflugerville Solar, positioned in Travis County, Texas

Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) has permitted a power buy settlement with Recurrent Energy LLC, a completely owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., for the 132 MW DC/ 98 MW AC Bayou Galion solar undertaking positioned in Morehouse Parish in Northeast Louisiana.

The Bayou Galion solar undertaking is anticipated to start out development and start operation in 2024. It is part of 1803 Electric Cooperative’s just lately permitted power technology portfolio to provide energy to 5 Louisiana rural electrical cooperatives for the subsequent 20 years. The permitted portfolio consists of 343 MW AC of solar energy, together with Recurrent’s 98 MW AC Bayou Galion solar undertaking, and can considerably improve the quantity of solar energy capability within the state. As of year-end 2021, Louisiana had roughly 200 MW of solar energy put in.

“Solar energy is the lowest cost new energy resource across the U.S., and we are pleased to support 1803 Electric Coop’s goals to bring lower rates for its members,” says Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “We look forward to continuing to advance the development of the Bayou Galion solar project and starting construction in 2024.”

“1803 followed all of the commission rules and conducted a competitive RFP, whereby 31 bidders put forth 197 qualifying offers,” feedback LPSC Chairman Craig Greene. “This robust response to 1803’s RFP I think is a powerful indication that a broad cross-section of companies want to invest in Louisiana’s energy future and deliver lower rates with reliable, flexible options to customers.”

1803 Electric Coop’s members serve roughly 120,000 members in Louisiana. ACES administered the choice course of for the whole chosen and permitted power technology portfolio on behalf of 1803 Electric Coop.

“Being able to provide a reduction in future rates for our members is extraordinary,” provides Charles Hill, common supervisor of 1803 Electric Coop. “We are pleased to partner with Recurrent Energy, a well-respected solar and energy storage developer, and we look forward to bringing this project online.”

“I am confident that 1803’s proposal and Recurrent Energy’s project will provide reliable and inexpensive power to these Louisiana co-ops for years to come,” mentions LPSC Commissioner Foster Campbell, who represents the parish the place the Bayou Galion undertaking shall be positioned. “In addition, Recurrent’s Bayou Galion project will bring around 300 construction jobs to our area.”


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