FORT COLLINS, COLORADO and CALGARY, ALBERTA, September 16, 2021 — Solas Energy Consulting US Inc, a provider of comprehensive energy solutions, today announced execution of a second round of contracts to support construction and project management services for the Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage project in Kern County, California. Solas Energy Consulting has provided owner’s project and construction management services, in addition to construction bid management services for the project since early 2019, during the project’s development.
When complete, the Edwards Sanborn project is expected to be the world’s largest integrated solar powered battery storage project, providing 760 MWac (megawatts, alternating current) of solar energy and 2,445 MWh (megawatt hours) of battery energy storage. The project will produce clean energy for more than 158,000 homes and displace more than 307,000 tons of CO2 annually, and is part of California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the deployment of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure.
The project owner, Terra-Gen, LLC, is a leading US developer, owner and operator of utility-scale renewable energy projects in North America. Edwards Sanborn marks the second battery energy storage system (BESS) project supported by Solas Energy Consulting for Terra-Gen for project and construction management services.
“We are pleased to play an integral role in California’s expanding renewable energy landscape. We are also delighted to further our long-standing relationship with Terra-Gen as their trusted partner in this ground-breaking project which will positively impact communities throughout Kern County with increased energy reliability and a significant reduction in the carbon emissions created by non-renewable energy sources,” noted Evelyn Carpenter, Co-founder and President of Fort Collins-based Solas Energy Consulting, Inc.
“Solas Energy Consulting’s experience in project and construction management for utility-scale solar energy and battery energy storage systems has been critical to the success of this large-scale project. We value Solas Energy’s expertise as a trusted partner and look forward to working with them on the next phases of this transformative project,” remarked Jim Pagano, Chief Executive Officer for Terra-Gen.
“We are excited to continue our support of this innovative project which serves as a model for the future of large-scale, integrated renewable energy infrastructure,” added Paula McGarrigle, Co-founder and Managing Director of Calgary-based Solas Energy Consulting Inc.
The first phase of the Edwards Sanborn project will bring 735 MWh of battery energy storage on-line in the third quarter of 2021. Subsequent phases of the Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage project are expected to come on-line in the second half of 2022 and early 2023.
About Solas Energy Consulting
Solas Energy Consulting provides comprehensive strategy and consulting services for renewable energy solutions throughout the US and Canada. The company’s expertise spans development and management of utility and commercial projects involving wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, hydrogen, energy storage, grid modernization and electric vehicles (EV). With over 20 years of experience in project development, construction management, and climate change advisory, Solas Energy provides its clients with the depth and perspective required to navigate the complex issues associated with renewable energy project development and climate change policy. Solas Energy maintains offices in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. More information about the company can be found at www.solasenergyconsulting.com
CONTACT: Evelyn Carpenter