RES Distributed signs PPA for 15 MW of community solar with PEC

Written By: Stratton Report
April 25, 2016

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On April 25, RES Distributed, announced a PPA for power sales to Pedernales Electric Cooperative from a 15 MW distributed portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects being developed by RES. PEC will purchase output from the multi-site facility once it is brought online in 2017 under a long-term power purchase agreement.

The Pedernales Electric Community Solar Project will consist of fifteen sites across PEC’s service territory with each site hosting up to 998 kW solar array. Construction of the facilities will begin later this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

RES announced its entry into the distributed energy market in 2015 to offer customer-sited, community solutions for local utilities through the use of solar, energy storage, and demand side management technologies. The PEC agreement is a significant milestone for RES Distributed as the project will be one of its largest solar portfolios to date.

Tom Duckett, President, RES Distributed noted:

“RES Distributed is pleased to work alongside PEC to support member interest in distributed generation and embrace reliable and sustainable energy. This project demonstrates an innovative, customer-sited energy solution that RES Distributed will deliver using our 20 years of development, construction and energy management experience.”

Ingmar Sterzing, PEC’s vice president of Power Supply and Energy Services observed:”PEC is excited to partner with RES for its community solar program. Once completed, these installations will allow all interested members to directly participate in a solar program that will provide the Cooperative with a cost-effective rate for all its member-owners.”