Spain’s Opdenergy secures nod for 160-MWp photo voltaic PPA in Louisiana

September 22 (Renewables Now) – Spanish renewables developer Opdenergy Holding SA (BME:OPDE) mentioned on Thursday that it has secured regulatory approval to promote electrical energy from its 160-MW (direct present) photo voltaic farm within the US state of Louisiana to a neighborhood utility.

Again in November 2021, Opdenergy announced signing a 20-year energy buy settlement (PPA) with Entergy Louisiana, committing to ship the utility your complete output from the Elizabeth photo voltaic PV venture. On Wednesday, the Louisiana Public Service Fee accredited the ability procurement.

The venture is positioned in Allen Parish. Opdenergy expects to start out building in early 2023, and join the Elizabeth plant to the grid within the first half of 2024. As soon as up and working, the photo voltaic farm can be able to producing some 302 GWh per 12 months, the Spanish developer mentioned.

In a separate assertion, Entergy mentioned the Fee additionally accredited its purchase of 350 MW of solar energy below PPAs and a construct switch settlement with D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI). DESRI’s initiatives are sited in St James Parish and Washington Parish.

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