June 16, 2020
Wilkinson Solar Energy Center Begins Commercial Operations
CHICAGO (June 16, 2020) – Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that the 74-megawatt Wilkinson Solar Energy Center began commercial operations at the end of 2019.
Located in Beaufort County, North Carolina, Wilkinson Solar Energy Center was developed and constructed by Invenergy and acquired by an affiliate of Dominion Energy Virginia. Invenergy entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Microsoft for the full output of the Wilkinson project.
The project created approximately 400 construction jobs and will generate $20 million in local economic investment over 35 years through tax payments, landowner lease payments, and wages and benefits for employees.
“Invenergy is proud to achieve commercial operations at Wilkinson Solar Energy Center,” said Jim Shield, Invenergy’s EVP and Chief Commercial Officer. “Our relationship with Microsoft not only supports the company’s commitment to sustainability but also creates economic development opportunities for Beaufort County.”
Having contracted more than 3,600 megawatts of wind and solar capacity to support 20 different corporate customers, Invenergy is a leading partner in helping commercial and industrial renewable energy purchasers reach their strategic sustainability goals.
We are innovators building a sustainable world. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale sustainable energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago, and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Japan, Poland and Scotland. Invenergy has successfully developed more than 24,500 megawatts of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, and natural gas power generation facilities as well as advanced energy storage projects. For more information, please visit www.invenergy.com.
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Donya Mansoubi, Manager, Communications