Hershey signs PPA with National Grid Renewables for Texas solar-plus-storage project

By Sean Rai-Roche

National Grid Renewables, a division of UK utility National Grid, has signed a 140MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with chocolate makers The Hershey Company in the second such deal between the two companies.

The PPA will see The Hershey Company receive power from National Grid Renewables’ Copperhead Solar & Storage Project, which broke ground yesterday. Copperhead is a 150MW/100MWh solar and storage project in Falls County, Texas.

It is the second PPA between the two companies, with The Hershey Company contracting a 50MW PPA with National Grid Renewables for its 275MW/125MWh solar-plus-storage Noble Project in April 2021.

Copperhead will deploy First Solar’s Series 6 thin-film solar modules and a 100MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) by Fluence Energy. It is being constructed by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company TIC, a subsidiary of Kiewit.

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