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Platte River signs PPA for proposed 20-MW solar park

Solar panels in USA. Author: Pete Jelliffe. License: Creative Commons. Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

February 19 (Renewables Now) – Platte River Power Authority, a Colorado-based not-for-profit community-owned electric utility, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with GCL New Energy Holdings Limited (HKG:0451) and developer and operator DEPCOM Power for the output of a 20-MW solar farm.

Platte River has submitted an application to obtain necessary permits for the solar project that will include a 2-MWh battery storage system and TBA silicon photovoltaic (PV) panels.

The proposed facility will complement Platte River’s Rawhide Energy Station, a complex that comprises five natural gas-fired combustion turbines, a coal-fired plant and the 30-MW Rawhide Flats Solar farm.

If the project receives the green light from the local county planners, the construction could begin in the summer and finalise in early 2020.  

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