US utility NV Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with EDF Renewables North America to stabilise its grid network.
The deal includes EDF supplying the utility with energy generated from 200MW Arrow Canyon solar project, set to be integrated with 75MW-5hr battery storage system.
Energy delivery is expected to commence in December 2022.
Energy produced during the day when generation is high and demand low will be stored for supply during peak demand periods and when generation is low.
Coupling the solar plant with energy storage is expected to reduce consumer energy prices.
The construction of integrated solar and storage plant is expected to create between 250 and 600 temporary jobs during the operation life span of the system
The solar plant will generate enough clean energy to meet the consumption of up to 64,000 average Nevada homes, equivalent to avoiding more than 464,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually from 98,000 passenger vehicles.
Doug Cannon, NV Energy CEO, said: “We appreciate the partnership of EDF Renewables and the Moapa Band of Paiutes in helping us advance our long-term goal of serving our customers with 100% renewable energy