AVANGRID, a sustainable energy company and part of the Iberdrola Group, has begun construction of two new solar power plants in Texas and Ohio. These plants produce 523.5 MW of power.
“With solar projects like True North and Powell Creek, we are strengthening our mission to help the United States achieve its ambitious clean energy goals,” said AVANGRID CEO Pedro Azagra. “These solar farms, and many others across the United States, also strengthen local economies by creating quality jobs while providing clean, affordable, renewable energy to businesses and communities.”
True North, under development in Falls County and AVANGRID’s first solar project in Texas, will generate 321 MW of renewable energy once it enters commercial operation by early 2025. During construction and operation, True North will create more than 200 local jobs, with more to come. paying more than $40 million in property taxes over 25 years.
Powell Creek, a 202.5 MW solar power plant under construction in Putnam County, Ohio, is expected to generate clean energy to power more than 30,000 homes per year and create up to 400 jobs during its construction process. The additional local revenue for the communities from this project is over $38 million over the lifetime of the facility.
With over 8.6 GW of installed renewable capacity, the company has a pipeline of over 25 GW under development, covering solar, onshore wind, offshore wind and battery energy storage