Microsoft Signs for 200 MW of Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar  -  March 27, 2024

Microsoft Signs for 200 MW of Solar

Microsoft Corp. entered into two 200-megawatt (MW) power purchase agreements (PPA) in Texas.

Through these PPAs, Microsoft will purchase the power generated from two 200-MW LRE solar facilities currently under development: Morrow Lake Solar in Frio County, Texas, and Cradle Solar in Brazoria County, Texas. 

The tech company signed the agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy, a renewable energy company.

Red River, a joint venture of SunChase Power and Eolian, initiated development of Morrow Lake Solar in 2017.

“Morrow Lake would not have been possible without the commitment of our landowners or the ongoing support of local stakeholders,” said Will Furgeson, Vice President of SunChase Power, in a statement. “We are excited to partner with LRE to bring another solar project to Frio County and to bolster ERCOT’s supply of electricity production during the times when ERCOT most needs it  midday hours of the hottest days and most extreme weather conditions when system reliability is at a premium.”

Construction at the Morrow Lake Solar facility is underway and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2024. Construction of the Cradle Solar facility is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2024 and be completed by the fourth quarter of 2025.

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