Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America have bumped up their previously announced partnership to develop a portfolio of distributed solar projects across Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Originally signed in 2019 for 30 MWac of solar power on 10-12 prospective sites, there are now 15 projects expected in service in 2021 that will generate more than 60 MWac of local solar energy to ODEC member communities.
The energy generated will be purchased by the cooperative at a fixed rate through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) thus providing energy cost surety for its members.
EDF Renewables was chosen as ODEC’s partner through a competitive RFP which was led and managed by National Renewables Cooperative Organization Inc. (NRCO). Under the agreement, EDF Renewables is responsible for the development of 15 sites including all permitting requirements and approvals as well as the design, engineering, and commissioning of the solar projects.
“ODEC is excited to add to our diverse supply of low-cost, clean energy through these solar projects,” said Marcus Harris, President and CEO of ODEC. “Our cooperative is dedicated to expanding renewable energy generation as part of our on-going commitment to providing our member owners with safe, affordable, reliable, and sustainable power.”
— Solar Builder magazine