As part of its FlexPOWER BundleSM effort, CPS Energy, the nation’s biggest municipally owned electric and natural gas utility, has secured an agreement with Consolidated Edison Development for a 300-MW solar project in Goliad County, Texas. San Antonio’s national Top 5 Solar Superstar status will be strengthened by this pick, which represents one-third of the utility’s aim of adding up to 900 MW of clean, sustainable energy to its power generation mix.
The Peregrine Solar project is planned to start construction next year and will provide 250 to 300 temporary jobs, with priority hiring coming from the San Antonio area. Con Edison Development will pay $500,000 over a 10-year period as part of the cooperation agreement to promote one of CPS Energy’s community priorities: customer service and education. Throughout the 25-year agreement, Con Edison Development will hire up to eight people from Greater San Antonio and sustain $750,000 in annual expenditure with local suppliers and vendors. Bexar and Goliad counties will get a $19 million local investment as a result of this.
A request for proposals for the FlexPOWER Bundle was issued in November 2020, and over 650 ideas were received from 100 companies from the United States and ten other countries, including Japan, England, and South Korea. CPS Energy intends to complete and award all FlexPOWER Bundle contracts in the coming months, with the following solar selections to be announced soon.