RWE & Constellation to Supply Solar Energy from Big Star Facility
RWE Renewables has partnered with Constellation to realize a 200-megawatt solar facility coupled with a 80 MW/120 MWh battery storage system in Bastrop County in Texas. Constellation, a leading competitive energy and energy solutions provider, will purchase power and project-specific renewable energy certificates equal to a 140 MW section of the total 200 MW capacity of RWE’s Big Star solar project.
Separately, Constellation has equivalent long-term agreements in place to help power the Texas operations of PepsiCo, McCormick & Company, Best Buy and ViacomCBS’ KTVT and KTXA TV stations with clean, renewable energy from the project. These major commercial customers will receive energy and RECs from the Big Star project as part of their retail electric supply contract with Constellation.
The facility is currently under development and expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2022.
PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies serving more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
McCormick & Company Inc is a multinational food company that manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavouring products.
Best Buy Co Inc is a multinational consumer electronics retailer.
ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide.