Coming sooner rather than later is a 5 megawatt solar power project to the city of North Little Rock.
The plant, with more than 20,000 solar panels, will be located on “Industry Drive, off of Faulkner Lake Road,” said Today’s Power Taylor Baker, who is Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator for the company that was founded by the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives in 2014.
The project is being done in conjunction with the North Little Rock Electric Department and was approved by the City Council on July 24.
North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick said the partnership would be beneficial to both as well as the people of North Little Rock.
“The North Little Rock Electric Department as one of the leading municipal owned utilities in the state,” Hartwick said and noted that the department “boasts a renewable energy portfolio that includes hydropower, solar power and methane gas. We are committed to embracing renewable energy at affordable rates for our city.”
Baker said that the North Little Rock plant would add to the company’s growing portfolio as Today’s Power has, “developed, engineered, procured, constructed, commissioned, owns and operates 49.84 MW in Arkansas, and 22.875 MW distributed across Kansas, 5 MW in Nebraska, 72 MW in Utah, 7.5 MW in Oklahoma, and 675 kw in Tennessee.”
Baker added that Today’s Power, “ is excited about the opportunity to work with our home city following the winning of the competitive request for proposal process, and successfully negotiating a power purchase agreement with North Little Rock Electric Department.”
Construction should start next month and be complete sometime next year.
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