BASF indicators 73-MW PPA on EDF Renewables’ House Metropolis Solar Mission
The development of the Space City solar project by EDF Renewables North America is progressing with critical development milestones after the first tranche of 55 MWac / 73 MWdc was signed to BASF under a power purchase agreement.
The total capacity of the project is up to 345 MWac / 455 MWdc. Space City Solar in Wharton County, Texas is expected to begin construction in the summer of 2021 and to begin delivering clean power in the summer of 2022.
Approximately 300 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase, with over $ 30 million in new tax revenue generated over the lifetime of Wharton County’s tax authorities. In addition to providing stable payments to local landowners who have leased their land, the Louise Independent School District can generate revenues of $ 2.5 million, including $ 1.8 million in the first year of operation if the district is up to Chapter 313 agreement passed December 31, 2020.
Space City Solar is specifically designed to generate clean energy while minimizing the impact on wildlife, habitats and other environmental resources. The project will use highly efficient bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.
“This transaction demonstrates EDF Renewables’ continued commitment to helping enterprise customers meet their power and wholesale sustainability needs,” said Matt McCluskey, vice president, South Region Development for EDF Renewables. “Space City Solar will boost the local economy through construction jobs, local spending and an expanded tax base.”
With 35 years of experience and 16 gigawatts of renewable projects developed across North America, EDF Renewables offers a fully integrated suite of energy solutions, from grid-scale wind, solar and solar plus storage projects to electric vehicle charging and energy storage management .
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