Borrego wins contract to develop utility scale solar projects in Michigan


Borrego, a leading developer of renewable energy, announced this Thursday it won a big contract to develop and construct three utility-scale projects in Michigan; this contract represents the first time Borrego will offer its solutions in Michigan.

Firstly, the company that awarded Borrego was The AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 global energy company. The contract involves three projects located in Cement City, Pullman and Letts Creek.

Secondly, according to the statement, Borrego has already mobilized for construction of the projects; which might come online by mi-2022. Projects will have a cumulative installed capacity of 72 megawatts; projects will also feature bifacial solar modules on single-axis trackers.

Thirdly, the solar plants will collectively generate approximately 104,500 megawatt-hours of electricity per year; which will be enough to power more than 9,000 Michigan households. Also, the clean electricity the projects will provide will offset the equivalent of 74,057 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Moreover, apart from the recent contract award, Borrego has contracts to build large-scale solar and energy storage plants in Maine; also, Montana, South Dakota, New York and other states. In fact, the company surpassed the gigawatt mark for EPC projects built earlier this year.

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Borrego the perfect partner for AES

In addition, Borrego is a leading developer, EPC, and O&M provider; in other words, it accelerates the delivery of large commercial, community solar, and utility-scale solar and energy storage projects in the United States.

Furthermore, it offers a broad range of renewable energy services and has a track record of superior performance in the hundreds of large solar and energy storage projects it has designed, built and maintains throughout the United States.

On the other hand, about the relevance of the award, Brian Barker, general manager of Borrego’s utility-scale EPC division, said. “The Michigan projects represent the latest success in Borrego’s growth story. Our ongoing working relationship with AES is based on trust and transparency; and is also an example of our focus on powering our customers’ growth.”

Finally, Mike Belikoff, Chief Operating Officer of AES Clean Energy, said. “Throughout the bidding process, Borrego was flexible and transparent; and they also, proactively identified concerns, enabling us to resolve issues before signing contracts. We look forward to working with Borrego to safely bring these impactful projects to life; bringing also, substantial benefits to the local communities while helping Consumers Energy and the State of Michigan reach their renewable energy goals.”

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