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Business and Residential Demand Strong for Affordable Community Solar in Minnesota
NRG Reaches Renewable Energy Agreements with Flagship National Business Customers
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NRG has broken ground on its first community solar sites in
“Across Minnesota we are hearing the same strong message from residents
and businesses alike: they want to be powered by affordable, renewable
NRG’s commitment to developing community solar in
U.S. Bank– the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States, with six sites subscribed, including the iconic U.S. Bank Plazain Minneapolis;
Land O’Lakes – a national member-owned agricultural cooperative
based in the
Minneapolis-St. Paulsuburb of Arden Hills, with its corporate headquarters subscribing;
- Macy’s – one of the nation’s premier retailers, with three of its retail sites subscribing;
Ecolab– the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services headquartered in St. Paul, with several corporate facilities subscribing.
“We seek out partnerships that positively impact the environment and
participating in this unique community solar garden initiative is a
great example of that,” said
NRG’s renewables business has broken ground on five projects in
Forest Lake Projectin Washington County– 6.7 MW dc (5 MW ac);
Farmington Projectin Dakota County– 6.1 MW dc (5 MW ac);
Pine Island Projectin Goodhue County– 3.5 MW dc (2.9 MW ac);
- Highway 14 Project in Olmstead County – 6.7 MW dc (5 MW ac);
Dodge Projectin Dodge County– 6.1 MW dc (5 MW ac).
All of the projects are slated for completion by early 2017. The five solar farms will serve both businesses and residential customers.
How it works: Business and residential customers in
“We’d like to thank
For more information on NRG’s community solar program in
NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the
strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric
generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune
200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations,
reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform
serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity
customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and
implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We
aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering
exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3
million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.
More information is available at www.nrg.com.
Erik Linden, 609-524-4519