– Renewables represent third round of proposed solar agreements related to the company’s Smart Energy Future Plan
– CenterPoint Energy selects Pike County for 130-megawatt solar array development
EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) today announced its Indiana-based electric and natural gas business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, is seeking approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to acquire a 130-megawatt (MW) solar array as part of the company’s long-term electric generation transition plan.
CenterPoint Energy has entered into an agreement with Invenergy, who will construct the 130-MW utility-owned project in Pike County, Ind.to acquire the project upon its completion. This project represents the third round of solar agreements introduced as part of the utility’s plan to meet stakeholder sustainability goals and implement a more cost-effective and diversified energy generation portfolio. The agreement is subject to IURC approval . The company was previously granted approval to build a solar array in Posey County now sized at 200 MW, as well as enter into power purchase agreements totaling more than 400 MWs in Warrick, Vermillion and Knox Counties in Indiana.
“By seeking to add another universal solar project to our renewable energy portfolio, we continue to move forward with our long-term generation transition plan and remain committed to our economic and environmental goals for the region,” said Steve GreenleySenior Vice President of Generation Development. “If approved, with the …