Acquisition approval was recently requested for a 130 MW Pike county solar power plant in Indiana. CenterPoint Energy Indiana South put in the request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. According to CenterPoint, it has a contract to purchase the array from Chicago-based Invenerg.
The recently introduced solar agreements in a bid to meet stakeholder sustainability goals and implement a more cost-effective and diversified energy generation portfolio. The 130 MW Pike county solar power plant in Indiana represents the third round of the solar agreements.
The construction of the facility is expected to begin once a decision from the IURC is obtained. The decision is expected in early 2023. The project will support approximately 130 construction jobs during its construction phase and it is expected to be placed into service in 2025.
According to CenterPoint, the acquisition is a component of its long-term goal to convert its energy generating.
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Senior Vice President of Renewable Development at Invenergy, Michael Kaplan, said: “Invenergy is happy to be collaborating with CenterPoint Energy. Therefore they will help the utility achieve its generation transition goals and supply sustainable energy to its Indiana consumers. Our team eagerly anticipates finishing this project and expanding our state-based project portfolio.”
Meanwhile, CenterPoint has been given the go-ahead to construct a solar array in Posey County. Additionally, they have entered into power purchase agreements totaling more than 400 MWs. The PPA’s will take place in the counties of Warrick, Vermillion, and Knox.
Around 150,000 consumers in southwest Indiana receive power from CenterPoint Energy. These include all or parts of the counties of Gibson, Dubois, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.