Mississippi Co-op Signs Solar Deal With RES

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has signed a 100 MW solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Cooperative Energy, an electric co-op in southern Mississippi.

RES will sell the power from its Delta’s Edge project, a 652-acre facility located in Carroll County, Miss.

RES will design develop and construct the solar plant, which is expected to create approximately 350 jobs during peak construction, and will hire local labor whenever possible. Once operational in 2021-2022, the solar project will generate enough clean energy to power nearly 16,400 homes annually, says RES.

“Working with partners like Cooperative Energy, who are committed to providing affordable, reliable renewable energy, is exciting,” comments Graham Reid, RES’ CEO for the Americas. “We are pleased to bring solar energy to Cooperative Energy’s members.”

“Our continued investment in utility-scale solar generation represents a significant commitment to our members to provide them with affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity,” adds Jim Compton, Cooperative Energy’s president and CEO. “Delta’s Edge will be the largest solar generation plant in Mississippi and will employ the most advanced solar technology available.”

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