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HMP&L will buy all of output of new solar farm

The Gleaner

HENDERSON – Henderson Municipal Power & Light will purchase 100 percent of the output of a new solar farm under development by Community Energy through a 20-year power purchase agreement, the utility has announced.

Located in Henderson County, the Community Energy facility is expected to produce 117 million kilowatt-hours of solar energy per year starting in 2023. The solar project will fulfill 20 percent of HMP&L's electricity demand.

"At HMP&L, we continually work to secure the best and lowest cost power supply resources for our customers," said the executive team at HMP&L in a news release. "Henderson selected Community Energy through a competitive process and has found a good partner to move us into the solar energy business. We look forward to the development of this project by Community Energy, which will provide power to our customers that is low cost, reliable, and renewable over the next two decades."

HMP&L, the municipal electric utility in Henderson, was established in 1896.

HMP&L has approximately 12,000 meters with an annual peak demand of 106 megawatts and annual energy requirements of approximately 600,000 megawatt hours. It is a transmission owning member of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).


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