Entergy Arkansas Reveals Plans For State’s Largest Solar Project In The Delta

Entergy Arkansas will expand its renewable energy portfolio with plans for a new solar project in the state’s Delta region that will be the largest sun-powered development in Arkansas, company officials told Talk Business & Politics.

According to the utility giant’s recent petition to the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC), Entergy Arkansas is seeking a declaratory order and approval of a power purchase agreement for a new renewable solar resource and for recovery of an additional amount. Company spokeswoman Kerri Jackson said the company’s Oct. 17 petition is requesting approval of the Chicot Solar project, a planned 100 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic project near Lake Village.

“That’s enough power generation for roughly 16,000 homes,” Jackson said.

If approved by state regulatory officials, Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Resources LLC would develop the solar facility and provide all the energy and environmental attributes, including all renewable energy credits available from the project. Entergy Arkansas would then purchase the power from NextEra, one of the country’s largest solar energy providers and owner of utility giant Florida Power & Light. Jackson said the project is structured similarly to the Stuttgart Solar project first approved by the PSC in September 2015.    MORE

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