ENGIE’s North American portfolio of solar PV projects under development consists of 3,000 MWac of solar projects throughout ERCOT, PJM, TVA, SPP and MISO. ENGIE’s US portfolio of operational solar projects consists of 232 MWac of utility scale and distributed generation projects and 600 MW of contracted projects expected to be operational in 2020. Below are some samples of operating facilitates and projects under construction that have been publicly announced:
In April 2017, ENGIE achieved commercial operations of the 50 MWp Solaire Holman project located in Brewster County, TX. The project consists of a 50 MWp solar electric generating facility using poly-silicon technology and single axis trackers to generate electricity for the ERCOT wholesale electric system. The array is selling 100% of its output under a 20-year PPA to the City of Houston, TX.
In June 2019, ENGIE declared FNTP on its 225 MW Long Draw 1 Project in Borden County, Texas. The project will sell 100% of energy settled at different ERCOT hubs and busbar via a physical PPA to four Texas municipal utilities: Denton Electric Municipal Utility, New Braunfels Utilities, Garland Power & Light and Kerrville Public Utility. The expected COD for Long Draw 1 is in December 2020.
In 2019, ENGIE entered into a hybrid wind/solar contract with Microsoft, selling 85 MW from its Anson 1 solar project and 147 MW from its Las Lomas wind project. This hybrid structure also includes a Volume Firming Swap Agreement provided by ENGIE’s trading group. In addition to providing clean, renewable energy to the local grid, Anson 1 will have a positive economic impact in the local community, namely through construction jobs and purchases of local goods and services. With a total capacity of 200 MW, the expected COD for Anson 1 is in Q4 2020.
In January 2019, ENGIE signed 50 MW virtual PPA with a large corporate buyer for Bluestone Solar Project in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The project is expected to declare the FNTP in July 2019 and the expected Project COD is in December 2020.
Whitehorn Solar is sited in a rural area where large-scale energy projects bring much needed economic development, including short- and long-term employment as well as tax benefits to the local community. Located outside the town of Gretna in Southern Virginia, the project will be built on about 450 acres of former farmland. Construction will begin in 2Q2020 and the Whitehorn Solar Project will be operational by Summer 2021.
FROM THE PROJECT TEAMS
One of the most gratifying parts of our work at ENGIE is aligning with customers to provide the best value we can. Through SolaireHolman, the City of Houston will strengthen its energy portfolio with clean, low-cost solar power for the benefit of all the people who live and work in this vibrant community.