NextEra to build 250-MW solar + storage project for AES Indiana

AES Indiana has announced plans to acquire and build a 250 MW solar + 180 MWh energy storage facility in Pike County, Indiana, 200 miles southwest of downtown Indianapolis. The Petersburg Solar Project is the next step toward AES Indiana’s transition to greener and smarter solutions to meet the state’s future energy needs.

“The Petersburg Solar Project is a win-win solution that adds new technologies to our generational fleet while preserving economic benefits here in Indiana,” said Kristina Lund, president and CEO of AES Indiana. “We are excited to develop our long-standing partnership with Pike County, a community that has supported and supported the needs of Indianapolis for 50 years.”

Connected to AES Indiana’s existing Petersburg Generating Station, the project will power the equivalent of 45,000 homes during peak times.

AES Indiana will acquire the project from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. NextEra will develop and build the project.

“We are excited to partner with AES Indiana on this innovative solar and storage project,” said Matt Handel, senior VP of development for NextEra Energy Resources. “The Petersburg Solar Project will bring economic benefits and clean, homegrown energy to the region in the coming decades.”

This project requires approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). If approved, the project is expected to be operational by May 1, 2024.

News item from AES Indiana

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