Kathie Zipp | Solar Power World
Clean Focus Renewables completed Ewauna 2, a 3.867-MW ground-mount solar project in Klamath Falls, Oregon. It will distribute renewable energy to PacifiCorp for the benefit of Oregon residents. Greenskies Renewable Energy will maintain the solar array, and Clean Focus Yield will operate the system as part of its large portfolio of commercial, industrial, small utility and community solar projects.
“Adding more solar to the grid to benefit customers is a major goal for us,” said Todd Andres, Regional Business Manager for Pacific Power, the PacifiCorp company that serves 590,000 customers in Oregon. “This project helps us achieve that goal on our customers’ behalf and makes the entire grid a bit more clean.”
Ewauna 2 consists of 12,084 solar modules and 58 inverters on 22 acres of privately owned land leased by the project. The solar array is expected to produce 7,238,000 kWh of clean energy annually, which could power 672 homes. Ewauna 2 offsets the environmental impact of 606,126 gallons of gasoline or nearly 1,200 cars each year.
“Clean Focus worked hard to complete the Ewauna 2 project before tight deadlines required by the incentive programs of the Oregon Department of Energy and the Energy Trust of Oregon. We appreciate the support of Klamath Falls and PacifiCorp. This solar array adds increased renewable energy to the existing power grid,” stated Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies and Clean Focus Group. “The Ewauna 2 project is one of many in our large portfolio of small utility and community solar projects. We look forward to a long relationship with PacifiCorp and the community of Klamath Falls over the lifetime of the project.”
PacifiCorp will purchase the power produced at the Ewauna 2 project through a Power Purchase Agreement. In addition, the project will receive additional incentives through the Oregon Department of Energy and the Energy Trust of Oregon.