Pivot Energy has started construction of 10 new community solar projects in Illinois. The portfolio of projects represents 17.1 MW of capacity through the Illinois Adjustable Block Program across Ameren and Commonwealth Edison utility service territories.
“We are fiercely dedicated to providing equitable access to community solar,” said Garrett Peterson, Senior Vice President of Project Development of Pivot Energy. “By offering solar energy to those who need it most, we are empowering individuals and expanding the benefits to entire communities in the form of cleaner air, lower electricity bills, and jobs.”
With the passing of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016 and the subsequent Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) in 2021, Illinois has gradually become a nationwide leader in the deployment of renewable energy. The legislation puts the state on a path to 100% clean energy by 2045.
“We applaud Governor Pritzker’s efforts to transition Illinois to clean energy,” said Peterson. “Our company is proud to employ Illinoisans and invest in the local economy in our effort to deploy renewable energy for those who previously did not have access.”
Pivot Energy previously developed a 34-MW portfolio of community solar projects across Illinois in early 2021. With the new portfolio, the company’s community solar capacity now stands at 51 MW.
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Stephen Nickels says
Electric customers (owner/members) of Muni’s & Co-Ops are left out by CEJA of third party ownership of renewable generation. We, who live in the rural parts of Illinois need a CUB like group or CUB itself to advocate on our behalf for third party ownership of renewable power generation & for fair compensation for energy fed to the grid. Having CUB to represent us requires an amendment of the Cub Act to include all electric customers in Illinois. About a million residents of Illinois are left out of the Climate Equitable Jobs Act, would you write about that. I’m Stephen Nickels a leader with Illinois People’s Action as well as a member of the Down State Caucus of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition. I’m on the Muni/Co-Op committee, & on the Policy Committee of the DSC of the ICJC. You can reach me at 270-908-5050 or email@example.com