PSEG Solar Source wraps up construction on Maryland project

PSEG Solar Source LLC has finished the construction of the PSEG Waldorf Solar Energy Center, which is located about 22 miles southeast of Washington DC and has a capacity of 13.1 MW (dc).

The project was originally developed by juwi Inc. and has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). The completion of this project increases the capacity of PSEG Solar Source’s portfolio to 148 MW (dc). 

“With the completion of the PSEG Waldorf Solar Center, our portfolio now has 11 plants in nine states, each providing customers with safe, clean and reliable energy,” said Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source, in an Oct. 14 statement. “It was great to partner with SMECO on a project that will help the electric cooperative achieve its sustainability goals.”

Said Austin J. Slater Jr., SMECO’s president and CEO: “By developing a project that provides sustainable energy right here in our service area, PSEG Solar Source is helping us to meet our renewables target for solar production. Our customer members will be pleased to know that the cost of the energy provided by this solar project is competitive with alternatives we considered.” 

The 80-acre PSEG Waldorf Solar Center uses approximately 42,000, 310W photovoltaic solar panels. juwi is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project and will operate it for PSEG Solar Source.

“Our partnership with PSEG Solar Source has been tremendously successful over the years and we are proud that companies like PSEG continue to dedicate significant resources and efforts to the renewable energy industry,” said Mike Martin, juwi president and CEO.

PSEG Solar Source’s other operating facilities are:

  • PSEG Queen Creek Solar Farm, a 25.2-MW solar farm in Queen Creek, Arizona.
  • PSEG Badger 1 Solar Farm, a 19.3-MW solar facility located west of Phoenix, Arizona.
  • PSEG Jacksonville Solar Farm, a 15-MW solar facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • PSEG Milford Solar Farm, a 15-MW solar farm in Milford, Delaware.
  • PSEG El Paso Solar Energy Center, a 13-MW solar farm in El Paso, Texas.
  • PSEG Wyandot Solar Farm, a 12-MW solar farm in Wyandot County, Ohio.
  • PSEG Shasta Solar Farm, two adjacent solar facilities totaling 4.4 MW located in Shasta County, California.
  • PSEG Essex Solar Center, a 3.6-MW solar farm near Burlington, Vermont.
  • PSEG Mars Solar Garden, a 2.2-MW facility located adjacent to Mars Snackfood‘s U.S. headquarters in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

PSEG Solar Source is a subsidiary of PSEG Power, a merchant power generation company which is part of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) out of New Jersey.

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