April 21, 2021
WPPI Energy to Cut CO2 Emissions 45% by 2025 with Addition of New Solar Facility
WPPI Energy continues to add renewable energy to the organization’s power supply and is on track to reduce CO2 emissions 45% by 2025 (when compared to 2005 levels). The newest addition to the joint action agency’s energy portfolio will come online later this year.
Point Beach Solar Energy Center, located in Manitowoc County, Wis., and adjacent to Point Beach Nuclear Plant, will be a 100-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy generating facility. While providing clean, renewable energy for residents and businesses in the Midwest, the facility will also generate increased tax revenue and grow the number of jobs in the region. Construction of the project will create a total of 200-300 jobs.
“This is a great project that we’re excited to see come to life,” stated Andy Kellen, Vice President of Power Supply Resources with WPPI Energy. “Not only will Point Beach Solar provide affordable energy, but it will also further expand our portfolio and help us continue to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with supplying power to our member communities. It’s the type of project where everyone wins.”
Owned and operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, WPPI Energy will purchase the energy created by the facility for the next twenty years. Construction is underway and completion is expected by October of this year.