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ODEC Selects Hecate Energy to Develop Virginia Solar Projects

ODEC Selects Hecate Energy to Develop Virginia Solar Projects

Hecate Energy will develop two solar projects in Virginia for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).

ODEC — an 11 member-owned, power-supply cooperative — sought bids over the summer for solar projects up to 10 MW.  ODEC ultimately chose Hecate Energy based on the developer’s ability to provide cost-effective solar PV plants within ODEC’s member-owned service territories.

“ODEC is very excited to work with Hecate,” said Rick Beam, ODEC’s Senior Vice President for Power Supply.  “These solar projects demonstrate our continued commitment to renewable energy.  We have taken a steady, deliberate approach to integrating renewable resources, and it has paid off over time as we continue to pursue cost-effective resources for our member-owners.”

The 20-MW Cherrydale project in Northampton County, Virginia is in A&N Electric Cooperative’s service territory.  The second project, slated for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Clark County service area, will have a total capacity of 10 MW.

Both projects are expected online by December 2016.

“Adding clean solar generation to our portfolio will allow us to keep fulfilling our mission of maintaining a diversified mix so that we can continue to provide affordable and reliable electricity to our member cooperatives,” said Jack Reasor, ODEC’s president and CEO.”