EDF Renewables North America announced it signed a PPA with NV Energy for the Arrow Canyon Solar Project. The 200 MWAC solar project includes a 75 MW-5hr battery storage project and is located in Clark County, Nevada. It’s expected to be up and running in December 2022.
Located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Reservation, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Arrow Canyon Solar Project will benefit the Moapa Tribe and local community over its operating life through land lease, tax and other payments and 250 to 600 temporary construction-related jobs.
Arrow Canyon is also specially designed to generate clean energy while minimizing impacts to wildlife, habitat and other environmental resources of the Moapa tribal lands. The project will use high-efficiency bifacial solar PV modules in conjunction with a Tier 1 energy storage system supplier.
“EDF Renewables is pleased to work with NV Energy under this innovative structure whereby the battery and solar system work together to provide NV Energy with a robust energy guaranty during the summer evening peak hours, when system needs are the greatest,” said Cliff Graham, senior VP of U.S. Development at EDF Renewables North America. “NV Energy can utilize the battery at their discretion in all other months of the year, allowing mitigation of demand spikes.”
“NV Energy is excited to work with EDF Renewables to bring more low cost clean energy and battery storage to the state of Nevada and our customers,” said Doug Cannon, NV Energy president and CEO. “We appreciate the partnership of EDF Renewables and the Moapa Band of Paiutes in helping us advance our long-term goal of serving our customers with 100% renewable energy.”
EDF Renewables’ Asset Optimization group will perform operations and maintenance services for the life of the project. The group will provide NERC compliance support, remote monitoring and balance-of-plant management to maximize power production.
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