Microsoft Adds Illinois Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  March 25, 2024

Microsoft Adds Illinois Solar

Microsoft agreed to purchase electricity and renewable energy credits (RECs) from a new project, Hickory Solar Park, a 110 MWac photovoltaic (PV) project located near Jerseyville, Illinois, for 15 years.

EDP Renewables North America and renewable energy developer Volt Energy Utility announced a partnership launching the development of Hickory Solar Park using an Environmental Justice PPA.

The project company will purchase and retire carbon offsets proportionate to the emissions generated by its upstream material components and on-site construction and operations impacts as part of a project-level carbon neutrality pledge.

"We are pleased to work with EDP Renewables and Volt Energy in reducing our environmental impact, and helping under-resourced communities build climate resilience," said Kourtney Nelson, Senior Director of Renewable Energy Procurement, Microsoft, in a statement.  

Microsoft also recently executed power purchase agreements at EDPR's Wolf Run Solar Park (140MWac, Illinois) and Cattlemen Solar Park II (150MWac, Texas). The projects are currently expected to be operational by the end of 2024.


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