USA’s Avangrid Developing Over 500 MW Solar Farms in Texas & Ohio

Highlights :

  • The two solar energy projects will cumulatively generate 523.5 MW of clean and affordable power for the two US states.
  • The True North solar farm of 321 MW is being developed in Falls County, Texas.

Renewable energy firm Avangrid, continues to strengthen its presence in the renewable energy industry of the USA with two new solar farms that it is constructing in Texas and Ohio. Connecticut-headquartered Avangrid said that the two solar energy projects will cumulatively generate 523.5 MW of clean and affordable power for these states. Avangrid is a part of the Spanish energy giant Iberdrola Group.

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“With solar projects like True North and Powell Creek, we are strengthening our mission of helping the U.S. meet its ambitious clean energy goals,” said Pedro Azagra, CEO of Avangrid. “These solar farms, and many more throughout the US, will also boost local economies by creating quality jobs while providing clean, affordable and renewable energy for business and communities.”

True North Solar Farm is being developed in Falls County, Texas. It is also the first solar project of Avangrid in this state that will generate 321 MW of green electricity once it reaches commercial operations by early 2025. True North Solar Project will create over 200 local jobs and is expected to pay over $40 million in property taxes over 25 years to Texas.

Powell Creek Solar Project of Avangrid is a 202.5 MW solar farm being developed in Putnam County, Ohio. This solar farm will generate clean energy equivalent to power more than 30,000 homes per year and will create up to 400 jobs during its construction process. Additional local revenue to communities resulting from this project exceeds $38 million over the life of the facility, said Avangrid.

With more than 8.6 GW of installed renewable capacity, Avangrid claims to be the third largest renewable energy operator in the US. In total, the company has a strong pipeline of more than 25 GW under development, encompassing solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, and battery energy storage.

The firm presently maintains $41 billion in assets and has operations in 24 American states. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England.

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