EDF Renewables North America and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) have began building on 22.5 MW of native photo voltaic tasks representing the primary part of tasks throughout the ODEC member service territories in Virginia and Delaware. The whole portfolio will add roughly 50 MW to a number of ODEC member communities whereas on the identical time offering regional and power diversification to the cooperative’s technology portfolio.
ODEC entered into an settlement with EDF Renewables in 2019 to develop a portfolio of native photo voltaic tasks throughout the territories of ODEC’s 11 retail distribution cooperative members. The power generated can be bought by the cooperative at a hard and fast charge by way of energy buy agreements (PPA).
The two.8 MW DC Monroe Photo voltaic is interconnected with Mecklenburg Electrical Cooperative, 4.2 MW DC Randolf Photo voltaic with Shenandoah Valley Electrical Cooperative, 6.5 MW DC Hemings Photo voltaic with Northern Neck Electrical Cooperative, 3.2 MW DC Small Mouth Bass Photo voltaic with BARC Electrical Cooperative and 5.8 MW DC Diamond State Photo voltaic with Delaware Electrical Cooperative.
“ODEC is thrilled to announce the graduation of building for the primary part of our native photo voltaic tasks,” says Marcus Harris, ODEC’s president and CEO. “We look ahead to including these clear power tasks to our portfolio as we work to attain our carbon discount targets whereas offering dependable and reasonably priced energy to the agricultural communities we serve.”
“Our distinctive partnership with ODEC permits for the optimum siting of distribution-scale tasks that may ship most financial savings for ODEC’s members by way of domestically sourced clear power,” provides Myles Burnsed, vp of strategic developments for distribution-scale energy at EDF Renewables. “We look ahead to finishing this primary part and are excited to proceed our joint efforts to convey distributed photo voltaic to ODEC’s members.”