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US Southwest Power Pool to get largest wind, solar & storage in US

In recent weeks, several world records were achieved for clean energy:
• The largest combined wind, solar and energy storage project in the U.S. (Story below)
• A $1.1 billion investment makes Next Generation Niagara the largest capital project in NYPA's history.
• The largest fully installed and operational residential battery demand response solution in the United States
• The world’s largest solar farm online in Abu Dhabi achieves a world record for low priced solar: 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour

 

Anadarko, Okla.: Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) announced July 23 that it had entered into a power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, for the largest combined wind, solar and energy storage project in the U.S.

          The combined wind, solar and energy storage project is the first of its kind announced in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the electric grid region that includes Oklahoma and 13 other states in the central U.S. covering 546,000 square miles. It is also the largest co-located wind, solar and energy storage project in the U.S.

          The project will come online in two phases:

• Skeleton Creek Wind (previously announced) – 250 megawatts of wind energy, expected to begin operations by the end of 2019

• Skeleton Creek Solar – 250 MW of solar energy, expected to begin operations by the end of 2023

• Skeleton Creek Storage – 200 MW, 4-hour battery energy storage project, expected to begin operations by the end of 2023.

 

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