EDF Renewables North America announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement with NV Energy for the Arrow Canyon Solar Project. The 200 MW with 75 MW-5hr battery storage project, located in Clark County, Nevada, is expected to begin delivery of clean electricity in December 2022.
This transaction demonstrates EDF Renewables’ ability to create customer-centric solutions and address the specific challenges of solar energy production and user demand. By coupling the solar facility with an energy storage solution, electricity produced during peak solar hours can be dispatched later in the day, thereby creating a balance between electricity generation and demand. Energy storage can further smooth electricity prices, manage evening energy ramps, mitigate curtailment and provide grid stability.
Located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Reservation, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Arrow Canyon Solar Project will benefit the Moapa Tribe and local community over its operating life through land lease, tax and other payments and 250-600 temporary construction related jobs.
Arrow Canyon is also specially designed to generate clean energy while minimizing impacts to wildlife, habitat, and other environmental resources of the Moapa tribal lands. The project will utilize high efficiency bifacial solar photovoltaic modules in conjunction with a tier 1 energy storage system supplier.