rPlus Energies has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Idaho Power for a new 200 MW facility in Ada County, Idaho called Pleasant Valley Solar. It is currently the largest contracted solar farm in Idaho Power’s system.
The project was awarded a PPA through a negotiation process with Meta and Idaho Power, who developed a specific energy service agreement that allows Meta to access renewable energy sources to support its local operations – specifically Meta’s new data center in Kuna, Idaho.
“Meta is committed to minimizing our environmental footprint in the communities where we live and work, and central to this goal is the creation, construction and operation of energy-efficient data centers supported by renewable energy,” says Urvi Parekh, Meta’s director of renewable energy. . “One of the key factors in choosing Idaho for our new data center in 2022 was the availability of renewable energy, and Meta is proud to partner with Idaho Power and rPlus Energies to help bring even more renewable energy to the Treasure Valley grid.”
rPlus Energies has chosen Sundt Renewables to provide design, procurement and construction services. Sundt has significant experience in the region, including the rPlus-developed 80 MW Graphite Solar project in Carbon County, Utah, which entered commercial operation in June 2022, and the 200 MW Appaloosa Solar 1 project currently under construction in Iron County, Utah. .
Construction on Pleasant Valley Solar is expected to begin later this year.