Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3.2 GW portfolio comprised of 24 development-stage solar and solar-plus-storage projects from Dakota Power Partners. The 24 projects acquired by Enel Green Power are located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Missouri and Colorado. Commercial operation is planned for early 2023.
“While momentum continues to build for clean energy in the United States, we are accelerating our own growth plans by adding this substantial portfolio of solar projects to our medium-term development pipeline,” said Georgios Papadimitriou, President & CEO of Enel Green Power North America. “As we enter new markets in the Mid-Atlantic and West, Enel Green Power will integrate our successful community-centered development approach that has enabled us to become one of America’s renewable energy leaders over the last two decades. These projects will play a key role in our efforts to help states reach their clean energy targets, spur job creation and meet rising corporate demand for renewables.”
Many of the Mid-Atlantic solar projects will feature paired battery storage to add resiliency to the power grid and savings to customers as the nation transitions to clean energy. Enel Green Power currently has five plants under construction in Texas – part of 2.3 GW of wind and solar capacity and around 600 MW of battery storage Enel Green Power is constructing across the US.
“We’re very happy to work with Enel Green Power North America as they grow their renewable energy portfolio in the US,” said Jay Schoenberger, Dakota’s Co-Founder and Principal. “Under Enel Green Power’s stewardship, this outstanding portfolio of solar farms will produce cost-effective zero-emissions power, create jobs, and deliver major economic benefits to the communities hosting these significant investments.”
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