National Grid Renewables’ MiSolar projects bring 40 MW of solar energy production to Michigan

Published on June 14, 2021 by Chris Galford

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With the launch of the Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar facilities in Michigan’s Clinton and Monroe counties, National Grid Renewables has launched its MiSolar portfolio, bringing 40 MW of solar energy to the state, offsetting tons of CO2 emissions and gearing up to provide millions in economic benefits.

“Our company has a long history in Michigan, and we are proud to support the state and local economies through the creation of new tax revenue and jobs that result from these projects,” David Reamer, head of Development for U.S. Onshore Renewables at National Grid Renewables, said. “Thank you to the residents of Clinton and Monroe Counties for welcoming us into your communities.”

Between them, the two new projects are estimated to offset more than 50,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. During their first 20 years, National Grid Renewables expects the projects to generate approximately $6 million in tax revenue. The sites can be maintained by three full-time operations and maintenance staff.

Both facilities are owned and operated by National Grid Renewables after it contracted Michigan-based engineering and construction contractor J. Ranck Electric, Inc. to construct them. Each project has a Power Purchase Agreement with Consumers Energy.

“Projects like these National Grid Renewables’ solar projects will produce clean, renewable energy and will help us realize our Clean Energy Plan,” Tim Sparks, vice president of Electric Grid Integration at Consumers Energy, said. “It’s exciting to have two of their large-scale projects online, and we thank National Grid Renewables for their shared clean energy vision.”