Ørsted completes solar energy center in Andrews

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ANDREWS COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility in Andrews County. 

The project and its 420 MWAC of solar PV and 40 MWAC of battery storage is located on a 3,600-acre site alongside existing oil and gas installations and will supply growing West Texas demand for electricity, according to a release. 

“Permian Energy Center is a significant milestone for Ørsted, making it the first developer to own the full spectrum of new renewable energy technologies at utility scale in the US – onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, and storage,” said Neil O’Donovan, Chief Operations Officer of Ørsted’s Onshore business.

The project’s 1.3 million solar panels will generate enough clean energy to power more than 80,000 US households.

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May 30 2021 11:45 am