Renewables developer rPlus Energies has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 400MWac/200MW Utah solar and storage facility in Emery County. The Green River Energy Center is one of the biggest facilities in the PacifiCorp system. Furthermore, it is the largest projected solar + storage facility in Utah.
Sundt Construction has been chosen by rPlus Energies to handle the engineering, procurement, and construction for the solar + storage projects. The actual construction of the facility is expected to begin in early 2023.
It is anticipated that during the implementation phase of the project, it will provide over 400 casual employment opportunities. In addition, it will offer numerous permanent positions.
rPlus Energies developments besides Utah solar & storage facility
The 80 MW Graphite Solar project in Carbon County, which went into commercial operation in June, and the 200 MW Appaloosa Solar 1 project in Iron County, which started building earlier in 2022, are just a few of the recent project development successes in Utah by rPlus Energies.
Under Rocky Mountain Power’s Schedule 34 green energy tariff both projects have long-term PPAs with PacifiCorp. This enables large customers to purchase renewable energy generated on their behalf
Since the company’s formation in late 2018, rPlus Energies has completed nearly 1.2 GW of contracted renewable power capacity. This includes the Green River PPA.
Utah, a center for the energy industry
Emery County, Utah, has long been a center for the energy industry. The Green River Energy Center, which represents a nearly $750 million investment in Utah’s economy, has only amplified this fact. The center will offer significant tax benefits to Emery County, in addition to creating more jobs and using construction-related businesses in the region.
Luigi Resta, president and chief executive officer of rPlus Energies, stated that the Green River Energy Center “continues the heritage of pioneering transformation and discovery in the region.”