Enel completes work on 497MW Roadrunner solar project, largest in Texas.
Enel Green Power has completed the 245MW second phase of the Roadrunner solar plant, which now increased its capacity to 497MW to become the largest PV facility in Texas.
Located in Upton County, the plant has 1.2 million bifacial panels capable of generating approximately 1.2TWh annually.
Completion of the project now means Enel Green Power, the clean energy arm of Italian utility Enel, has an operating portfolio of more than 6GW of renewable capacity across the US and Canada.
Roadrunner will sell its energy through a 70MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with cleaning products manufacturer The Clorox Company and a 65MW PPA with Cadbury owner Mondelēz International. The Clorox deal represents about half of the company’s 100% renewable electricity goal in its operations in the US and Canada.
Enel Green Power operates more than 70 renewable energy plants in North America and has plans to install some 1GW of new utility-scale solar and wind projects each year until 2022.
The firm recently broke ground on the Lily solar storage project in Kaufman County, Texas. It will combine 146MWac of solar PV generation with a 50MWac/75MWh battery storage system and is due for completion by next summer.
3 September 2020