Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives selected to build 121 MW of Virginia solar projects
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives announced it has been awarded contracts to construct two solar projects in Virginia with a total contract value of $109 million. ENGIE North America has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract to IEA Constructors, a wholly owned subsidiary of IEA.
Powell’s Creek Solar is a 70-MWAC solar project on 495 acres in Halifax County, Virginia. Construction commenced in January 2022 with a targeted completion date in December 2022. Sunnybrook Solar is a 51-MWAC solar project in Scottsburg County, Virginia. Construction commenced in January 2022, with a targeted completion date in December 2022.
With more than 1,400 MW of installed solar capacity throughout the state, Virginia ranks as the fourth largest solar energy producer in the United States. In 2020, the state passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, landmark legislation that requires the state’s largest utilities to deliver electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2050.
“We are excited to once again partner with ENGIE, a global leader in clean energy transition,” said Joe Broom, IEA’s senior VP of solar construction operations. “We are proud to support the State of Virginia’s commitment to investing in clean energy technologies, including utility-scale solar developments capable of supporting the growing requirements of the electricity grid for years to come.”
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