RWE Secures 30-Year PPA for its 195.5 Solar Plus Storage Facility

RWE Renewables has announced that it has entered into a 30-year PPA with Georgia Power for the sale of power from the 195.5 MW Broken Spoke Solar project.

RWE 30-Year PPA Solar

Photovoltaics within the US division of RWE Renewables is picking up speed and the firm has now announced that it has entered into a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power Company for the supply of the power generated by the 195.5 MW Broken Spoke Solar project. RWE Renewables is a subsidiary of the Germany-based RWE group.

Under the terms of the agreement, RWE’s Broken Spoke Solar project, a 195.5-megawatt (MWac) facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery energy storage device, will begin supplying power in late 2021.

“We’re pleased to finalise this agreement with a company like Georgia Power, who has demonstrated a commitment to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its customers,” said Silvia Ortin, COO Onshore Wind and Solar PV Americas, RWE Renewables.

RWE’s solar power plant is located in Mitchell County, in the southwest corner of the state of Georgia. The finished solar power plant will interconnect more than 650,000 solar panels, which together will cover an area of about 1,575 acres.

“Broken Spoke Solar will include a 40 MW 2-hour Energy Storage System, enabling firm delivery of energy from the facility,” said Christoph Hunfeld, head of Asset Commercialisation North America. “This integrated solar plus storage facility will increase energy delivery during peak demand times and simplify integration of locally produced energy into the Georgia Power grid.”

Ortin further added that RWE is aiming to drive the expansion of renewable energy on four continents. And that the PPA with Georgia Power is just one example of RWE’s strong focus on the US market.

“As of now, we have 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity in the U.S. plus an additional 1.4 GW of onshore wind and photovoltaic under construction. With a development pipeline of more than 10 GW our strategy for renewables in the U.S. is geared to grow. The Broken Spoke Solar plant will mark our first solar facility in Georgia and our largest solar project in the U.S. to date.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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