We received the following press release from Lowell Light & Power regarding their partnership in a new solar energy project.
Invenergy has completed term and construction financing for the 200MW Calhoun Solar project, which is currently under construction and scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2022. Located in Calhoun County, it will support approximately 300 jobs over the course of the construction period. Invenergy senior vice president Anneli Alers said: “Invenergy is proud to achieve construction financing for the Calhoun Solar project, an important step in bringing our first solar project in Michigan to fruition.”
The Calhoun Solar Project will provide clean, renewable energy to Michiganders who obtain their power supply from a large group of locally owned and controlled municipal electric utilities that aggregate and share power supply through the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA). MPPA is a municipal power joint action agency that provides wholesale power supply and related services to publicly owned electric utilities in Michigan. “The Calhoun Solar Project is part of a growing portfolio of renewable resources MPPA has committed to which is transforming our member power supply and moving us toward a decarbonized future” said MPPA CEO Patrick Bowland.
As a Member of MPPA, Lowell Light & Power and the local community are proud to be involved in the Calhoun Solar project. “Renewables are a vital part of Lowell’s energy future” said Charlie West, General Manager. “We are excited to see new projects like Calhoun Solar come to Michigan and look forward to further opportunities to reduce carbon dependency as we continue to supply our customers with fairly priced, dependable power.”