US energy distribution firm Entergy Louisiana has sought approval so as to add 3GW of photo voltaic PV energy to its technology combine in Louisiana.
The corporate filed a request with the Louisiana Public Service Fee (LPSC) to approve the addition of solar energy capability to its technology portfolio.
That is the second time this month the ability distribution firm sought approval with the LPSC so as to add photo voltaic capability, because it aimed to accumulate two tasks with a complete capability of 225MW earlier this month.
Collectively, 3,225 megawatts of solar energy are within the approval queue for potential development, improvement and placement on the grid by means of agreements with Entergy Louisiana.
Phillip Might, president and CEO at Entergy Louisiana, mentioned: “Our newest request for as much as three gigawatts of renewable energy, the biggest such growth request in state historical past, reveals we’re severe about not solely defending the surroundings by decreasing our carbon footprint, but additionally persevering with to be a serious driver of financial improvement.”
The ability distribution firm has thus far 280MW of renewable capability, together with a 50MW photo voltaic plant close to Baton Rouge that has been operational since October 2020, with the distribution firm receiving approval to accumulate 475MW of photo voltaic capability throughout 4 tasks final September.
With the 3GW capability sought by Entergy Louisiana, it will carry its father or mother firm, Entergy Company, nearer to reaching its goal to have between 15-17GW of put in capability by the top of 2031.