EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – CenterPoint Energy announced on Wednesday that they received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commision to aquare a 300-megawatt solar array, as well as enter into a power purchase agreement for an additional 100-megawats of solar energy as part of the company’s long-term electric generation transition plan.
CenterPoint Energy entered into an agreement with Arevon Energy Management, the company that will build the utility-owned project in Posey County. The agreement required approval by the Commission. Arevon Energy Management and energy company Tenaska are co-developing the project. CenterPoint Energy will also purchase additional solar power from Clēnera, which is developing a solar project in Warrick County, under a 25-year contract.
Officials say the solar array will be in service by 2023.