Lightsource BP Expands Portfolio with Penn., Md. Projects

Lightsource BP has acquired six solar development assets from Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC totaling 135 MW of generating capacity.

The portfolio consists of projects in the PJM power pool – specifically, in the rapidly growing energy markets of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s  recently published draft plan to expand in-state solar resources to 11 GW, with a goal of supplying 10% of the state’s electric retail sales by 2030.

“We are accelerating the development of solar, with a strong focus on new and underserved markets, as it is an important component of a diverse fuel mix,” says Nick Boyle, Lightsource BP Group CEO.

In December 2017, BP announced a $200 million investment into Lightsource. Two months later, the rebranded Lightsource BP unveiled its first U.S. project commitment, to build the largest solar farm in Kansas for the Mid-Kansas Electric Co.

Photo: Nick Boyle

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