Advanced Power's Cutlass Solar Project Begins Commercial Operations

Advanced Power | January 24, 2023 | Read time : 02:32 min

Advanced Power's Cutlass Solar

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.


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