EDF renewables completes 275 MW solar plus storage project in Nevada

EDF Renewables North America, NV Energy, McCarthy Building Companies, and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians recognised the completion of the Arrow Canyon solar plus storage project. The project, constructed by EDF Renewables, began construction in September 2021, with the solar portion completed in December 2022 and the storage portion completed in November 2023.

The project consists of 275 MW of solar and a 75 MW five-hour battery energy storage system and is situated on the Moapa Indian Reservation, 32 km from Las Vegas. Reportedly, the project has the potential to generate clean energy for 57,600 average Nevada families. During construction, about 450 jobs were created, with tribal members filling 10 per cent of them. Furthermore, the energy generated is provided to NV Energy under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Additionally, the project includes 621,000 high-efficiency bifacial solar photovoltaic modules and 564 battery segments.

In the same month, Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPCC) awarded the consortium of Masdar, EDF Renewables, and Nesma Renewable Energy a contract to construct the 1,100 MW Al Henakiyah solar plant in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, the companies have inked a 25-year PPA with the SPPC. The SPPC awarded the consortium the project after it submitted a bid of $16.84 per MWh.