Gainesville Regional Utilities and Origis Energy have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for FL Solar 6, a new, large-scale solar project of 50 megawatts (MW) coupled with 12 MW of energy storage.
Approving the initiative, City Commissioners in Gainesville, Florida, brought the municipality closer to achieving their target of 100 percent renewable energy resources by 2045.
FL Solar 6 is to be installed by Origis Energy in Alachua County, Florida.
FL Solar 6 is scheduled to be completed by late 2022. With the 50 MW turn-key solar plant online, GRU will be able to supply customers with solar without upward rate pressure.
“GRU has long been a pioneer in renewable energy. FL Solar 6 is the next step toward meeting our goals of providing our entire community with affordable alternatives to fossil fuels and meeting our long-range goal of 100 percent renewable by 2045. It’s an all-around win for our customers, our city and the environment.”Ed Bielarski, GRU general manager.
“Solar plus storage on this scale will help Gainesville achieve its 100 percent renewable energy goal. We are honored to bring cost effective power to GRU customers and applaud City leaders as they continue to model clean energy leadership in the Sunshine state.”Johan Vanhee, CCO & CPO, Origis Energy.