The Giant Company, Constellation ink deal to back 80 MW of new solar

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November 5 (Renewables Now) - US supermarket chain The Giant Company has signed a long-term agreement with power and gas retailer Constellation to support solar energy development and secure clean electricity for its operations in the state of Pennsylvania, it was announced on Thursday.

Constellation said that, as a result of The Giant Company’s commitment, it has entered into separate long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to procure 80 MW of renewable energy. This capacity will translate into solar farms which are to be developed by Pine Gate Renewables.

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These solar farms are expected to reach commercial operation between June 2022 and January 2024, Constellation said.

The Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the solar projects are not included in the agreement, and will transacted separately, the energy retailer added.

The Giant Company will be delivered around 155 million kWh per year, with that energy matched by Green-e Energy Certified RECs sourced from renewable facilities located throughout the US, the press release states. The contracted volume will help The Giant Company power select stores, fuel stations and perishable distribution centres in Pennsylvania with renewables.

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