E.ON today announced it has entered into a long-term PPA for 50 MW from its West of the Pecos solar project with the SK E&S LNG, LLC, a subsidiary of SK E&S Co., Ltd., one of the largest energy companies in South Korea.
West of the Pecos is a 100-MWac photovoltaic solar project, located in Reeves County, Texas, approximately 75 miles southwest of Midland-Odessa.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to advance our first solar project in Texas,” said Silvia Ortin, chief operating officer, North America. “Our 20-year agreement with the SK E&S confirms our ability to create clean reliable energy projects across technologies, that will also provide a boost to the local economy through job creation.”
West of the Pecos is expected to come online in 2020 and will consist of more than 350,000 photovoltaic panels. E.ON expects approximately 700 jobs will be created during the construction of the project.
“We are very proud of this achievement in a very competitive market environment,” said Nathanaël Esposito, president solar & storage, North America. “Partnering with customers such as the SK E&S demonstrates the quality of our team and projects as we deliver on our plan to significantly increase our solar presence in the US.”
E.ON’s global experience enables it to develop and deliver quality, economical large-scale solar projects to meet growing customers’ demand for clean power at a stable long term price.
The company has developed, built, and operates more than 3,600 MW of solar and wind renewable generation as well as battery energy storage across the U.S., with more on the way. E.ON also offers O&M and asset management services to third party owner/operators looking for “Service with an Owner’s Eye.”
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