Otter Tail Power's resource plan includes 150-MW solar addition

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September 6 (Renewables Now) - Minnesota-based Otter Tail Power Company will be looking to add 150 MW of solar capacity under its 2022-2036 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

The company, which is a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corp (NASDAQ:OTTR) and provides electricity and energy services to some 230,000 people in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, filed the IRP with regulatory commissions in the three states it operates in last week.

Its preferred plan includes the addition of 150 MW of solar in 2025 at a location yet to be decided. In the preferred plan, the company is also seeking approval to add dual fuel capability at its 245-MW Astoria natural gas generator in South Dakota so that it can use fuel oil in addition to natural gas, and to start the process of withdrawal from its 35% stake in the coal-fired Coyote Station in North Dakota in 2028.

Otter Tail Power says its customers will get about 35% of their energy from renewables by 2023.

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