Rhode Island Airport Corporation to source power from new solar plant - Smart Energy Decisions

Solar  -  March 22, 2021

Rhode Island Airport Corporation to source power from new solar plant

A 4.95 MW solar project that will provide power to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) achieved commercial operation March 22.

The 12,000 solar module installation in Tiverton, R.I., was installed by Ameresco alongside a 5.71 MW solar farm in Cumberland that just achieved mechanical completion. The RIAC expects to save $380,000 in annual energy costs through the Tiverton installation, while the Cumberland site should generate $410,000 in cost savings in its first year.

RIAC entered into a long-term agreement with Ameresco to receive clean energy from both Rhode Island sites.

“Our projects in Cumberland and Tiverton are prime examples of the economic and environmental benefits renewable energy solutions offer our customers,” David J. Anderson, executive vice president and director at Ameresco, said in a statement. “By developing and implementing over 10MW of electricity capacity and providing over $790K in annual energy savings, these projects provide a renewable energy source that directly advances the state’s commitment to clean energy expansion within their renewable energy portfolio.”

The Cumberland project should begin commercial operation in April 2021.

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