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Arkansas Electric Cooperative Signs PPA to Purchase 100 MW of Solar

By Editors of Power Engineering

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation has entered into a power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. to purchase up to 100 MW of energy that will be produced by an 800-acre solar farm near Crossett in 2021.

“The addition of the 100 megawatts of solar capacity produced by the Crossett Solar Energy Farm will provide AECC with additional reasonably priced power that is ultimately delivered to the more than 1.2 million electric cooperative members in Arkansas,” said Duane Highley, president and CEO of AECC. “AECC’s generation fuel portfolio now includes more than 17 percent of hydropower, solar, wind and biomass generation which supplements our traditional generation facilities.”

RES developed Crossett Solar and will construct the project in Ashley County, Arkansas starting in early 2021.