March 19 (Renewables Now) - The Arkansas subsidiary of Entergy Corp (NYSE:ETR) plans a new 100-MW solar power plant with a 30-MWh battery storage component.
Entergy Arkansas LLC announced on Monday that, upon clearance by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, NextEra Energy Resources, which is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE), will build the said solar park near Searcy in White County. The project is expected to be completed by 2021.
The utility noted it is also seeking additional resources through a request for proposals for renewable energy projects.
Entergy Arkansas presently buys 81 MW of solar power from a plant built by NextEra Energy Resources near Stuttgart and will start purchasing a further 100 MW from the Chicot Solar PV park at Lake Village when it comes online in 2020.
The two partners will hold a public open house on April 2 to inform interested community members about the Searcy project.