National Grid Renewables expands ERCOT portfolio, begins operations at Copperhead solar and storage project

PRESS RELEASE: Today, National Grid Renewables announced the start of commercial operation at its Copperhead Solar and Storage Project (Copperhead) located in Falls County, Texas, further expanding the company's clean energy economic benefits across the Lonestar State.

The Copperhead Solar & Storage site in Falls Conty, Texas.
The Copperhead Solar & Storage site in Falls Conty, Texas.

Located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas(ERCOT) market, Copperhead is a 150-megawatt (MW) solar and 100-megawatt hour (MWh) storage project that celebrated its groundbreaking in the fall of 2022. Copperhead is anticipated to contribute $25 million in direct economic impact, including $12 million in new tax revenue over the first 25 years of operation. Additionally, and unique to National Grid Renewables, the project will also contribute $600,000 through the Copperhead Community Fund to three volunteer fire departments and a youth athletic organization in Falls County, Texas.

"We continue to grow our renewable energy portfolio within the state of Texas and persist in our dedication to contributing positively to the economic well-being of the communities in which we operate," said Blake Nixon, President of National Grid Renewables. "Copperhead signifies this commitment, and we look forward to continuing to be good neighbors and partners with the Lonestar state and its residents."

"Falls County is grateful for all the support from National Grid Renewables, which has provided an invaluable resource to our community through the Copperhead Charitable Fund," said Jay T. Elliott, Falls County Judge. "The county is now able to provide additional services and personnel that would not be possible without the Copperhead Solar & Storage project."

In addition to the significant economic benefits that Copperhead will contribute to the state, there are significant environmental benefits as well. Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, the project is estimated to offset carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 metric tons annually. This is equivalent to removing 55,000 cars from the road for one year.

About National Grid Renewables
National Grid Renewables develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind, and energy storage. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused business, National Grid Renewables repowers America's electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future. National Grid Renewables supports National Grid's vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit www.nationalgridrenewables.comor follow the company on LinkedIn.


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