2 solar projects totaling 198 MW commence operations in Illinois

DE Shaw renewable investments(DESRI) Prairie State Solar and Dressor Plains Solar projects have been commissioned commercially in Illinois. They are 99 MWac solar installations each, with Prairie in Perry County and Dressor in Fayette County. Both projects have been developed in collaboration with: Ranger Powera Chicago-based utility-scale solar development company.

SOLV Energy acted as contractor for engineering, procurement and construction. In addition, SOLV Energy will provide ongoing operations and maintenance services to the facility once it is operational.

Prairie and Dressor both have long-term power purchase agreements with Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA). The installations are each expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 21,000 households per year. Both projects also have contracts to purchase renewable energy certificates with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA).

The projects contribute to Illinois’ commitments under the Renewable Energy Standard and the Future Energy Jobs Bill to get 25% of the state’s electricity from renewables by 2025.

“Our team is grateful for the hard work of the RUS team, our development partner Ranger Power, WVPA and IPA in making new renewable energy and local investment available to customers and businesses in Illinois,” said Aileen Kenney, executive director of development and project management for DESRI.

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