EDF Renewables North America Completes Arrow Canyon Solar+Storage Project in Nevada

Nov. 14, 2023
The 275 MWdc solar project combined with a 75 MW-5hr battery energy storage system generates enough decarbonized electricity to power 57,600 average Nevada homes

EDF Renewables North America, NV Energy, McCarthy Building Companies, and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians have announced the completion of the Arrow Canyon solar+storage project on the Moapa Indian Reservation in Clark County, Nevada.

 

The 275 MWdc solar project combined with a 75 MW-5hr battery energy storage system generates enough decarbonized electricity to power 57,600 average Nevada homes. 450 jobs were created during the construction phase of the project with 10% being occupied by Tribal members.

 

NV Energy will utilize the energy generated by the project through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.

 

While EDF Renewables’ Asset Optimization group will perform operations and maintenance services for the life of the project, it will also provide NERC compliance support, remote monitoring, and balance-of-plant management to maximize power production.

 

Arrow Canyon was designed to minimize impacts to wildlife, habitat, and other environmental resources of the Moapa Indian Reservation and includes 621,000 high efficiency bifacial solar PV modules combined with 564 battery segments.

 

The solar facility, coupled with an energy storage solution, helps dispatch electricity produced during peak solar hours later in the day, thereby creating a balance between electricity generation and demand.

 

Additionally, energy storage also provides benefits on electricity prices, evening energy ramps, limitations, and grid stability.

 

“This project helps bring low-cost, reliable solar energy to our customers – and the addition of energy storage capabilities allows us to extend the benefits of renewable energy well into the evening, when the sun is not shining," said Tony Sanchez, NV Energy Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Relations. "We look forward to continuing to work with our communities and stakeholders to advance a renewable energy vision that supports our customers as well as Nevada’s economic and sustainability goals."