Mississippi clears 271 MW of fresh solar by EDP, Origis

The Tallahassee solar plant. Photo by: Origis Energy (www.origisenergy.com).

September 20 (Renewables Now) - Regulators in the US state of Mississippi last week gave the green light to 271 MW of solar projects proposed by subsidiaries of EDP Renewables North America and Origis Energy.

The developers have been awarded a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction, ownership and operation of two solar photovoltaic (PV) farms.

EDP Renewables North America, the parent of Pearl River Solar Park LLC, has received a certificate for its 175-MW Pearl River solar park, to be installed in Rankin County. Planned to be switched on in 2023, it will be one of the largest solar parks in the state and sell its output into the network of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market.

The construction of the USD-235-million (EUR 200.7m) project is planned to commence in 2022 and last between 12 and 15 months. Between 450,000 and 575,000 PV panels will be deployed.

Solar and energy storage developer Origis Energy, meanwhile, through MS Solar 4 LLC, has been granted consent for a 96-MW solar park in Covington County, scheduled for commissioning by June 2022. The MS Solar 4 plant will be operated by local power generation and transmission cooperative Cooperative Energy.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.854)

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