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Big Rivers Electric Coop signs PPA for 100 MWs of solar capacity in Kentucky

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This week, Community Energy announced a deal with Big Rivers Electric Corporation creating 100 MW of new solar power in western Kentucky.

Under two 20-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Big Rivers will buy 100% of the output of new two solar farms developed by Community Energy. According to the companies, these facilities are expected to produce a combined 230 million kWh of solar energy per year, starting in 2023.

Brent Beerley, President of Community Energy, said, “Each of Big Rivers’ Member-Owners will benefit from the long-term, fixed-priced and low-priced electricity these projects will generate. The region will also benefit from economic development, jobs, and taxes.”

“These two projects reflect our mission as a leading solar development company,” Beerley added. “Our goal is to build solar power at a meaningful scale and a competitive price. Our parallel goal is to generate economic growth through new jobs, local spending, and long-term tax revenues. We believe solar farms can be more than just power plants — we believe they can deliver positive change to their host communities.”

Bob Berry, President and CEO of Big Rivers Electric Corporation, stated, “This is another example of our commitment to provide safe, reliable and sustainable energy to our Members.”