Acciona gets nod for 188-MW Kentucky solar park to supply Amazon

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May 27 (Renewables Now) - Spain’s Acciona SA (BME:ANA) has received approval from regulators of Kentucky to build a 188-MW solar farm in the US state’s Fleming County, it said earlier this week.

The Kentucky Siting Board has awarded the Spanish group a certificate to construct the Fleming County photovoltaic (PV) park, which will be installed at a cost of close to USD 200 million (EUR 163.2m). The project’s output is contracted under a bundled power purchase agreement (PPA) with Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), which in December committed to buying electricity from 641 MW of solar parks to be built in Acciona in Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois.

Originally developed by US energy company Tenaska, the Fleming County park is scheduled to go online in 2022, according to Acciona’s website. Construction activities are planned to be carried out in 2021-2022.

Next month, Acciona plans to start building a 100-MW solar park in Illinois that will also serve Amazon. The other two projects contracted by the e-commerce giant at end-2020 are still under permitting.

Acciona’s goal is to deploy close to 1.2 GW of fresh solar PV capacity by the end of 2023.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.816)

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