Entergy has filed a request with the Louisiana Public Service Commission in the USA for approval to add an additional 3 GW of solar power to its generation portfolio. This is on top of the 225 MW the company requested earlier this month, in which Entergy Louisiana sought approval for 175 MW from a facility in Iberville Parish and 49 MW from the Sterlington Solar Facility in Quachita Parish.
Collectively, 3225 MW of solar power are in the approval queue for construction, development, and placement on the grid. The resources that make up the proposals would be constructed in Louisiana.
Phillip May, President and CEO of Entergy Louisiana said: “Our latest request for up to 3 GW of renewable power, the largest such expansion request in state history, shows that we’re serious about not only protecting the environment by reducing our carbon footprint, but also continuing to be a major driver of economic development. This is not only a net-positive for our company and industries, but also for the future of our state.”
Currently, Entergy Louisiana has approximately 280 MW of renewable resources.