GreenGo is pleased to announce that it has commenced construction of the first 5 utility-scale solar projects of the Mitchell solar PV portfolio in North Carolina in collaboration with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The solar projects are financed through CIP’s CI II fund which has a total commitment of EUR 2bn.
Jon Burke, President Development for GreenGo US comments:
“We developed the portfolio from its’ origination through a unique partnership with CIP whereby together, we collectively built upon our joint capabilities leveraging new teams, core competencies, processes and systems in the US to manage large volumes of utility-scale solar assets in parallel development, and now construction. The start of construction of project Mitchell, a utility-scale solar portfolio with solar farms across the state of North Carolina, signifies an important milestone demonstrating GreenGo’s full-service capability in a dynamic and complex regulated market setting at scale.”
Project Mitchell represents CIP’s first solar investment in the South-East US and the projects will have a positive economic impact on the communities in which they are constructed through job creation and increased property tax base.
Christian Skakkebæk, Senior Partner at CIP comments on the collaboration with GreenGo in CIP’s press release related to this milestone:
“We have been developing the portfolio in a close partnership with GreenGo who has been leading the daily development work for the project portfolio, and we are excited to continue working with GreenGo and our strong US-based suppliers, contractors, and operators, as well as the local North Carolina communities and authorities to ensure successful construction and operation of the solar PV projects.”
Mitchell Phase I: 5 Utility-Scale Solar Projects in North Carolina
The first phase of Mitchell consists of five utility-scale solar PV projects totaling ~30 MWDC:
Burgaw Solar: 6.7 MWdc on the coast of North Carolina
Ennis Solar: 6.2 MWdc south of Raleigh, North Carolina
Little Mountain Solar: 4.0 MWdc north of Charlotte, North Carolina
Pecan Grove Solar: 6.7 MWdc on the coast of North Carolina
Traveller Solar: 6.7 MWdc south of Raleigh, North Carolina
The 5 Mitchell projects are expected to begin commercial operations in Q3 2019. Once operational, the first phase projects are anticipated to generate enough clean energy to power nearly 5,000 homes per year in North Carolina.
The full Mitchell portfolio will be implemented in multiple phases after this Phase I, and are expected to start construction later in 2019 through 2020.
GreenGo will act as the overall construction manager with Reach Construction Group (REACH) as the general contractor responsible for civil and mechanical services and Directional Services, Inc. (DSI) as the electrical contractor providing all electrical installation and commissioning services.
Karsten Nielsen, CEO at GreenGo comments:
“The start of construction of the Mitchell portfolio is a major GreenGo milestone. We are encouraged by CIP’s continued confidence in our partnership and team, and we look forward to seeing the full portfolio through to COD.”
The Mitchell portfolio of solar PV projects is part of GreenGo’s total 1.4 GWdc pipeline in the United States.
For further information relating to GreenGo, please contact:
GreenGo Energy Group A/S
GreenGo Energy Group (GreenGo), founded in 2011, is a full-service energy company focused on the development, construction and operation of large-scale solar and solar+storage solutions. Our key clients are institutional investors and infrastructure funds. GreenGo has around 35 employees with offices in Denmark, United States (Charlotte/NC, Houston/TX) and Mexico.