Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, is starting construction activities for two Michigan solar projects expected to begin operations by the end of this year. The projects, Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, are part of a solar portfolio called MiSolar Portfolio and are located in Clinton and Monroe counties, respectively.
For both projects, Geronimo has contracted with Michigan-based EPC contractor, J. Ranck Electric, Inc. (JRE), for construction. Consumers Energy previously executed the power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Combined, the projects will produce 40 megawatts (MWac) of solar energy and will power an estimated 8,000 Michigan homes. Together with its affiliated entities, Geronimo Energy will own and operate both solar projects, and Consumers Energy will purchase the energy they produce.
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“With these projects, we’ll put an estimated 120 Michigan construction workers on the job and further J. Ranck Electric’s role in growing our state’s renewable energy infrastructure,” JRE’s Business Development Director Scott Walker said. “We could not be more proud and excited to work with Consumers Energy and Geronimo to build these solar projects.”
Geronimo, which has successfully developed over 2,400 MW of wind and solar projects across the nation, has a long history in the state of Michigan. Geronimo developed the operational Apple Blossom Wind Farm, a 100 MW project in Michigan’s thumb region, and has a broad development pipeline of renewable energy projects across the state, ranging from greenfield to advanced developments, in excess of 600 MW.
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