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WEC Energy To Purchase A 465MW Solar And Battery Storage Project In The United States

Last Updated on 08th January 2024

The 465MW solar and battery storage project in the United States has been agreed to by WEC Energy Group's utilities, We Energies, and Wisconsin Public Service. The Koshkonong Solar Energy Center is a project that will be built in Wisconsin's south-central region. If approved by the state government, the Koshkonong project is expected to be the state's largest renewable energy project. The Koshkonong Solar Energy Center is expected to cost $649 million and have 300 megawatts of solar generation and 165 megawatts of battery storage.


The project, which will be developed in Dane County, Wisconsin, southeast of Madison, is We Energies and WPS' third large-scale solar and battery project planned in 2021. The businesses unveiled plans for the 325-MW Darien Solar Energy Center and the 310-MW Paris Solar-Battery Park earlier this year.


Tom Metcalfe, We Energies and WPS president said, "The Koshkonong project is another key component in our effort to build a sustainable future and ensure electric reliability in the region. We saw this winter in Texas and other states the dangerous results when people are without heat and power. Our focus on investing in affordable, reliable, and clean energy means customers will have the energy they need when they need it."


WEC Energy's plan to invest roughly $2 billion in new solar, wind, and battery storage projects at its utilities by 2025 includes Koshkonong. We Energies and WPS would hold 90% of the project, which is being developed by Invenergy, and Madison Gas and Electric would own 10%.


Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2022, with commercial operations beginning in 2024.WEC Energy is an energy corporation with various utilities that serves 4.6 million people in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota. In March, the corporation agreed to buy a 90% stake in the Jayhawk Wind Farm, which would be developed in Kansas' Bourbon and Crawford counties.


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