Longroad Energy | January 23, 2023
Longroad Energy, a renewable energy owner, developer, and operator, recently announced the completion of financing and the start of construction for Sun Streams 3, a 285 MWdc PV and 215 MWac / 860 MWh storage project based in Maricopa County, Arizona. The biggest solar and storage project in Longroad's operational portfolio, Sun Streams 3, is anticipated to start commercial operations in 2024.
The project connects to the grid at the Hassayampa switchyard, a notable transmission hub in the western United States. Sun Streams 3 will increase Arizona's electrical capacity and system reliability. Arizona Public Service (APS) will also purchase the project's entire output, sufficient to power 90,000 homes, through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
Early in 2021, Longroad bought Sun Streams 3 from First Solar as part of a larger deal involving several Arizona projects, such as the 200 MWdc Sun Streams 2 solar project, operational since 2021, and additional projects that are still under development. First Solar continues its successful partnership by providing Series 6+ solar modules to Longroad for the Sun Streams 3 project. The project is expected to commission more than 300 people during construction.
The project's EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor will be McCarthy Building Companies, with Powin, an energy storage platform provider, delivering the 215 MW/ 860 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS). In addition, the project will use trackers from Nextracker and solar inverters from SunGrow. Longroad's affiliate Longroad Energy Services, along with Powin and NovaSource, will offer comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the project.
Sun Streams 3 will prevent 460,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, the same as taking 100,000 cars off the road for the project's duration.
Through long-term leases with the Arizona State Land Department, Sun Streams 3 will bring in more than $65 million for Arizona schools. Longroad expresses gratitude to Maricopa County and the Arizona State Land Department for their ongoing assistance and cooperation in the planning and execution of the Sun Streams projects.
About Longroad Energy
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Longroad Energy is a renewable energy developer that owns, develops, and operates wind and solar energy projects across North America. Additionally, the company provides asset management and operations services to wind and solar projects across the US, having a proven track record of developing cost-effective and competitive renewable energy projects. Longroad owns more than 2.4 GW of wind, solar, and storage projects, managing and operating a total of 4.0 GW on behalf of third parties and the company itself.
CAM Integrated Solutions | February 03, 2023
On February 2, 2023, CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC, announced its partnership with Amp Americas, a renewable natural gas (RNG) leader that produces carbon-negative fuels and feedstocks from dairy farm waste. CAM will deliver engineering support for several Amp Americas RNG production development projects, including one of the biggest animal waste-to-RNG projects to date, as well as micro plants to make RNG viable for smaller dairy farms, as part of the partnership.
Amp Americas operates and owns one of the country's most extensive portfolios of ultra-low carbon intensity RNG facilities. The company anticipates producing approximately 12-million-gallon equivalents of RNG and generating nine million kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2023.
CAM understands the changing energy market and brings a lean 'midstream mentality' to the next generation of energy. Amp Americas has benefited from CAM's wide range of fully integrated service offerings over the past year, and it will continue to provide comprehensive project delivery services as the companies advance the renewable industry.
Craig Pierrotti, CEO of CAM, states, "Our partnership was founded on both aligned core values and a joint mission to support the transition to renewable energy. We are eager to support Amp as they continue to pave the way in the RNG space."
(Source – Business Wire)
About CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC
Founded in 2015 and based in Houston (Texas), CAM Integrated Solutions is an energy solutions provider for Upstream and Midstream markets. The company supports ESG/GHG and Net Zero initiatives for both oil & gas and renewable/clean energy clients. Its fully integrated solutions include FEED, procurement, fabrication, project & construction management, detailed engineering and design, automation & controls, field support, and commissioning. CAM adapts to the dynamic energy industry by bringing an integrated and lean delivery model to the next generation.
Advanced Power | January 24, 2023
On January 23, 2023, Advanced Power confirmed that the Cutlass Solar project has reached full commercial operation, and is now supplying reliable, renewable energy to the Greater Houston area. The finished project is a 140-Megawatt (MW) DC photovoltaic solar generating facility that began providing power to the ERCOT system in July 2022.
The announcement marks the complete transition from building and testing to full commercial operations. Advanced Power will continue to serve as the facility's asset manager, while SOLV Energy will operate it. The facility is owned by Advanced Power and its co-investors, Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd. and ENEOS Corporation. Bechtel, a company experienced in designing and implementing complex power projects for over 60 years, oversaw the facility's procurement, engineering, and construction.
Collin Brown, Vice President of Development at Advanced Power, shared, "Cutlass Solar exemplifies Advanced Power's continuing growth as a global developer, manager, and owner of modern power infrastructure. We are committed to bringing reliable power to growing areas that need it, such as Greater Houston." He added, "We are equally pleased to be contributing to the community through tax revenues to support the county and local schools."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Cutlass Solar is situated on 700-acre land in Fort Bend County, Texas, approximately 40 miles southwest of Houston. It is Advanced Power's first operational project in the comprehensive 8-Gigawatt low-carbon and renewable development pipeline within the United States. Other projects in the ERCOT pipeline include Alina Energy, Elio Energy, Eldora Energy, Oriana Solar, and Talitha Energy.
About Advanced Power
Massachusetts-based Advanced Power is a privately owned organization that develops, owns, and manages infrastructure projects for power generation across Europe and North America. By leveraging its skills in asset management, financial structuring, and development, the company is moving closer to its underlying goal of significantly lowering global emissions. The organization has prevented over 9.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, provided more than 18 million megawatt hours of clean energy, delivered more than 2.6 million homes with power, and raised more than $5 billion in equity and debt financing to date.