Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. and EDP Renewables (EDPR) have executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) that will bring the 200 MW Riverstart Solar Park to Indiana’s Randolph County.
The project, expected to be operational in 2022, will be the largest solar array in the state, according to EDPR. It will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 37,000 households.
This commitment by Hoosier Energy, a Bloomington, Ind.-based generation and transmission cooperative, will benefit 18-consumer owned electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeast Illinois that serve more than 300,000 homes, farms and businesses. Under the PPA, Hoosier Energy will receive all energy from the project for 20 years.
“The Riverstart Solar Park will provide an economical source of renewable energy for the next two decades and is a great fit for our members’ long-term needs,” says Hoosier Energy’s CEO, Steve Smith.