CenterPoint Seeks More Solar Power for Portfolio
Evansville-based CenterPoint Energy Indiana has filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to enter into two solar power purchase agreements. The company says it is requesting approval to purchase 335 megawatts of power from two projects in Vermillion and Knox counties, which would supply enough power to meet the needs of more than 70,000 homes or 12,000 commercial customers per year.
The 185-megawatt project in Vermillion County is being developed by Oriden and the 150 megawatt solar array in Knox County is under development by Origis Energy. The Indiana utility, a subsidiary of Texas-based CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) says both solar farms are expected to be in service by 2023.
CenterPoint is still awaiting word from the IURC regarding two other proposed PPAs in which the company submitted in February. Those two projects would generate 400 MWs.