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CenterPoint Energy Receives Approval for 335 Megawatts of Renewable Energy to Serve Southwestern Indiana

"The additional energy obtained through these PPAs will further CenterPoint Energy's Smart Energy Future strategy and continue our efforts to bring clean energy to the communities we serve," said Steve Greenley, Senior Vice President, Generation Development for CenterPoint Energy.

May 05, 2022
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EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced its Indiana-based electric utility business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to enter into two power purchase agreements (PPAs) for an additional 335 megawatts (MWs) of solar energy as part of the next component in the company’s long-term electric generation transition plan.

The PPAs consist of 185 MWs of solar power under a 15-year PPA from Oriden, which is developing a solar project in Vermillion County, Ind., and 150 MWs of solar power, under a 20-year PPA from Origis Energy, which is developing a solar project in Knox County, Ind. The 335 MWs from both developments are expected to supply enough power to meet the needs of more than 70,000 homes or 12,000 commercial customers each year.

“The additional energy obtained through these PPAs will further CenterPoint Energy’s Smart Energy Future strategy and continue our efforts to bring clean energy to the communities we serve,” said Steve Greenley, Senior Vice President, Generation Development for CenterPoint Energy. “We appreciate the continued efforts of Oriden and Origis Energy as they bring these projects to fruition and thank their leadership teams as well as the community partners in Vermillion and Knox Counties.”

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