Enbridge and EDF Renewables Launch Fox Squirrel Solar Complex in Ohio

(P&GJ) — EDF Renewables North America and Enbridge Inc. have announced that Phase 1 of Fox Squirrel Solar, the largest solar complex in Ohio, is fully operational and delivering decarbonized electricity to the PJM grid.

Fox Squirrel Solar facility

Fox Squirrel Solar, a ground-mounted solar facility with total capacity of 749 MWdc/577 MWac, is being constructed in three phases in Madison County, Ohio; the initial phase generates 150 MWac of solar energy.

Comprised of 1.4 million panels and 159 inverters in total, Fox Squirrel Solar represents the largest onshore renewable energy project developed and built by EDF Renewables North America. During peak construction of the first phase, 650 workers were onsite installing 10,000 panels per day. Enbridge invested in the first phase and plans to reach final investment decision on the following phases through 2024, assuming certain conditions are met.

The project has secured 20-year power purchase agreements with a strong investment grade counterparty for the full generation capacity and is expected to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 118,000 average Ohio homes.

"The development and operation of Phase 1 marks a significant milestone in our journey to drive Ohio’s future with clean, decarbonized electricity,” said Kate O’Hair, Senior Vice President for Onshore Development. “This project serves as a testament to the invaluable support from the county and community, highlighting their crucial role in ensuring the project’s success.”

EDF Renewables, with its extensive experience and track record of success, is dedicated to providing solutions that help customers achieve their carbon-reduction goals. With 35 years of experience and 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, and storage projects developed, EDF Renewables is a leading provider of integrated energy solutions, ranging from grid-scale power to electric vehicle charging.

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