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Entergy wins approval for 250-megawatt solar facility in Arkansas

October 05, 2022

PV Tech:

The Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved Entergy Arkansas’ 250MW Driver Solar Project located near Osceola in Mississippi County.

The Driver Solar project was developed by Lightsource bp and will be the utility’s largest solar facility and the largest solar facility in Arkansas, Entergy said.

Lightsource bp has completed development and permitting of the solar project and will build the facility under a build-transfer agreement with Entergy Arkansas. Driver Solar has an expected completion date in late 2024.

Located just south of the city of Osceola in Arkansas, the plant will be situated adjacent to both US Steel’s Big River Steel facility and its recently announced US$3 billion expansion. Entergy Arkansas suggested it would provide renewable power to those sites.

“We are privileged to be able to work closely with US Steel Corporation to develop sustainable solutions to help them meet their objective of producing steel using renewable electricity while simultaneously lowering rates over the long term for all 728,000-plus Entergy Arkansas customers,” said Laura Landreaux, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas.

[Sean Rai-Roche]

More: Entergy Arkansas’ 250MW solar project gets approval, Lightsource bp to build

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