Quinbrook's Primergy seeks permit for 155-MW solar project in Colorado
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Primergy Solar LLC, a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners on Friday said it has lodged an initial permit application for a 155-MW solar project in Colorado’s La Plata County.
The Hesperus photovoltaic (PV) park is planned to be installed about eight miles from the city of Durango, on a roughly 1,900-acre (769-ha) site that includes mostly privately-owned lands. Around 320 acres of the overall area belongs to Fort Lewis College.
The project is expected to bring USD 37 million (EUR 37.2m) in tax revenues over its lifespan, Primergy calculates. Provided that permission is granted, it anticipates that the plant could be switched on at the end of 2025.
The permitting process will include several open houses and public comment sessions.
Once in operation, the solar farm is expected to generate electricity to cover the consumption of up to 56,000 homes per year.
At present, Primergy has 690 MW of solar and 380 MW of energy storage projects under construction. The solar and energy storage developer said that “several additional gigawatts” of solar and storage capacity is due to be brought live over the next three years. Overall, its total portfolio of projects under development, construction and in operation stands at almost 10 GW.
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