PSEG Solar buys Colorado solar project from juwi Inc.

PSEG Solar Source on Feb. 23 announced that it has acquired a 36.3-MW (dc) solar facility in Colorado, which is in construction, from juwi Inc.

The facility, to be called the PSEG Larimer Solar Energy Center, is located 25 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado. This latest addition to PSEG Solar Source’s portfolio represents an investment of over $54 million.

The PSEG Larimer Solar Energy Center has a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Platte River Power Authority (PRPA), a wholesale generation and transmission provider. The facility was originally called the Rawhide Flats Solar project by PRPA. It will be built on a 290-acre site leased from the power authority.

“We are delighted to be a part of an initiative that contributes to growing Colorado’s clean energy supply,” said Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source. “This solar energy project illustrates our commitment to developing renewable resources and moves us one step closer to a sustainable future.”

juwi developed the project and is acting as its engineering, procurement and construction contractor. Construction is underway and commercial operations are expected to begin by the end of the year. The facility will use approximately 117,000 polycrystalline panels.

“Commencement of construction on this project was an important milestone for us, particularly since it represents the first utility-scale solar project that we successfully developed in our home state of Colorado,” said Michael Martin, president of juwi.

With this acquisition, PSEG Solar Source now has 16 utility-scale projects in 12 states with a total capacity of 277 MW (dc). Its other projects are located in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Vermont.

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

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