Maryland, United States — American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and Standard Energy LLC, an affiliate of Standard Solar, have reached an agreement for the development of up to 300 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy generation capacity.
The 30-year agreement has the potential to yield one of the largest groups of solar electric facility developments in the country. Under the terms of the agreement, AMP will offer power from Standard Energy to its 128 member utilities in six states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia.
The agreement involves the installation of solar electric facilities in or near participating AMP member communities, placing the facilities close to the load these utilities serve.
Construction on the first of these projects is expected to begin this year, with construction of all facilities to be completed within five years. Locations for installation sites for future projects are still being determined.
“Standard Energy is quickly becoming the partner of choice for utility-scale renewable energy projects,” said Scott Wiater, president of Standard Energy. “Leveraging our expertise through our affiliation with Standard Solar, our successful solar energy installations have brought clean energy to businesses, government and educational institutions and residences throughout the U.S.”