Michigan electric cooperative signs PPA for 150-MW solar project

Clēnera and Wolverine Power Cooperative announced a 20-year PPA between Wolverine and Clēnera’s subsidiary, Gemstone Solar. Gemstone Solar is expected to be commercially operational by the end of 2023 and 150 MW . to deliverAC of clean energy to Wolverine members. Clēnera, a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects, and a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy, will manage the construction and operation of Gemstone Solar.

Wolverine’s current renewable portfolio includes more than 210 MW of wind and solar power and the cooperative is pleased to grow that portfolio further with the addition of Gemstone Solar.

“Wolverine’s mission is to provide reliable and competitive power to its member co-ops,” said Eric Baker, president and CEO of Wolverine Power Cooperative. “We are proud to build on our 70-year history with significant additional commitments to responsible, sustainable and zero-carbon projects such as Gemstone Solar.”

Gemstone Solar will occupy approximately 1,000 acres of land in Cass County, Michigan. Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2023.

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