The AES Corporation has selected Borrego to engineer and construct three utility-scale solar projects in Michigan. The agreement is Borrego’s first foray into the growing Michigan clean energy market and among the latest project victories for the company in the utility-scale solar sector.
Located in Cement City, Pullman and Letts Creek, all three projects have mobilized for construction and are scheduled to come online by mid-2022. With a cumulative installed capacity of 72 MWdc, the solar farms will feature bifacial solar modules on single-axis trackers.
The three solar plants will generate approximately 104,500 MWh of annual electricity collectively, enough to power more than 9,000 Michigan households. The clean energy produced will offset the equivalent of 74,057 metric tons of climate-harming carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel sources.
“The Michigan projects represent the latest success in Borrego’s growth story. Our ongoing working relationship with AES is based on trust and transparency, and is an example of our focus on powering our customers’ growth,” said Brian Barker, general manager of Borrego’s utility-scale engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) division. “We are excited to bring our expertise to Michigan and help the state decarbonize its grid.”
“We are proud to partner with Borrego to safely construct this project portfolio in Michigan,” said Mike Belikoff, Chief Operating Officer of AES Clean Energy. “Throughout the bidding process, Borrego was flexible and transparent, and they proactively identified concerns, enabling us to resolve issues before signing contracts. We look forward to working with Borrego to safely bring these impactful projects to life, bringing substantial benefits to the local communities while helping Consumers Energy and the State of Michigan reach their renewable energy goals.”
The completed solar power plants will be owned and operated by AES, with the electricity generated sold to Consumers Energy, under the terms of a long-term PPA.
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