WEC Power Group proposes 200-MW solar + storage mission in Wisconsin
The WEC Energy Group proposed plans for a Solar + storage project. If approved, the Kenosha County solar battery park in Paris would be the largest of its kind in Wisconsin. The system has a solar power generation of 200 MW and a battery storage of 110 MW, in which solar power can be stored and discharged after sunset.
“This project is another concrete example of our commitment to a bright, sustainable future,” said Tom Metcalfe, president of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. “As the largest investor in renewable energies in the country, we know how important clean energy is. Projects like this ensure reliability, generate significant savings for customers, and support the goals of the governor’s task force on climate change. “
The Paris solar battery farm is part of the company’s plans to invest $ 2 billion in new solar, wind and battery storage projects through 2025. Building these facilities in Wisconsin will create green jobs and boost the state’s economy.
Investing in clean energy like the Paris project is part of the company’s goal to cut CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030. The company’s longer-term plan is expected to save utility customers more than $ 1 billion over the next 20 years.
The company submitted a proposal for a Solar + storage project to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. If approved, WEC Energy Group’s utility We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service would own 90% of the project and Madison Gas and Electric the rest.
The project is being developed by Invenergy. If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2022 and the project is expected to go live in 2023.
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