Veolia Adds Solar in Arkansas - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar  -  November 8, 2023

Veolia Adds Solar in Arkansas

Veolia North America, an environmental solutions company in the U.S. and Canada, entered into a partnership for a solar energy project.

The agreement was entered into with Today's Power, Inc. to install a five-megawatt, single-axis tracking solar energy system at its hazardous waste treatment facility in Gum Springs, Arkansas.

The solar array is expected to produce over 250 million kilowatt hours over the next quarter century and will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2024. 

The electricity from the solar panels will be used to meet the facility’s daily demands, and any excess will feed the region’s main grid. This leads to net-zero output.

The project will offset carbon emissions at the plant by an estimated 105,000 tons over the next quarter century.

Veolia is taking several other initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment at Gum Springs, including a plan to reforest nearly 1,500 acres surrounding the property to sequester carbon emissions, provide protection for local habitat and prevent erosion.

“This investment to bring clean, renewable power to our Gum Springs operation is a reflection of Veolia North America’s commitment to environmental sustainability and leading the ecological transformation,” said Bob Cappadona, President and CEO of VNA’s Environmental Solutions and Services division, which oversees the Gum Springs project, in a statement. “As a leading provider of environmental services to communities across the U.S., we have an obligation to ensure that the facilities we operate are equipped to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible.”

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