Recurrent Energy gets approval for PPA for Bayou Galion solar project

Recurrent Energy solar business

Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, announced the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) has approved a power purchase agreement for the 132 MW dc/ 98 MWac Bayou Galion solar project located in Morehouse Parish in Northeast Louisiana.

The Bayou Galion solar project is expected to start construction and begin operation in 2024. The solar power project is capable of powering more than 18,000 homes annually and offsetting the equivalent of 170 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The Bayou Galion solar project will supply energy to five Louisiana rural electric cooperatives for the next 20 years. Bayou Galion solar project’s portfolio includes 343 MWac of solar energy, including Recurrent’s 98 MWac Bayou Galion solar project, and will significantly increase the amount of solar energy capacity in the state.

Louisiana had approximately 200 MW of solar energy installed.

Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, said: “Solar energy is the lowest cost new energy resource across the U.S. and we are pleased to support 1803 Electric Coop’s goals to bring lower rates for its members.”