EV charging network will be powered by 75-MW solar project
Electrify Americanetwork of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Terra Gen to build a solar energy project in San Bernardino County, California.
The 75-MW Electrify America Solar Glow 1 project is expected to produce enough renewable energy annually to offset the energy currently supplied to Electrify America’s customers charging on its grid. The solar project is expected to be operational by mid-2023.
“Electrify America’s business model – and purpose – have always been at the forefront of efforts to reduce emissions by enabling electric mobility,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “Our commitment to customers and to a sustainable future go hand in hand, which is why we invest in renewable energy generation to commit to a net zero carbon footprint associated with the energy delivered to our customers.”
While the new solar installation will not be online until mid-2023, Electrify America’s charging network will already be supported by 100% renewable energy from April 2022 through the purchase of environmental certificates from existing renewable generation.
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