Entergy Arkansas, NextEra Energy Resources announce groundbreaking of Arkansas’ largest solar energy

A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE) and Entergy Arkansas (NYSE: ETR) today announced the start of construction of Arkansas’ largest universal, utility-scale solar energy project – the Chicot Solar Energy Center. The Chicot Solar Energy Center, when complete, will be bigger than the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, which came online in 2018 as the state’s largest universal solar energy project at that time.
“We are pleased that Entergy Arkansas and NextEra Energy Resources have partnered together to bring more solar power to the state,� said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “Utility-scale solar keeps electric rates low, and the clean, renewable energy it provides can be a catalyst for economic growth. This project is great for Southeast Arkansas and is yet another reason our future looks bright in the Natural State.�
 “Entergy Arkansas is already the largest solar provider in the state, and this project allows us to increase what we can provide for our customers,� said Laura Landreaux, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas. “Large-scale, universal solar allows us to provide the benefits of renewable energy to all of our 700,000 customers at an economic price.�
The Chicot Solar Energy Center will span approximately 825 acres, near Lake Village in Chicot County. Construction will last approximately 11 months. Once complete, the facility will feature approximately 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels that convert the sun’s energy into electricity. The solar energy center will have a capacity to generate 100 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power more than 18,000 homes. A subsidiary of NextEra

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