Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado based renewable energy developer, owner and operator and portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, has acquired utility-scale Blue Sky Solar from its original developer, Renewable Energy Systems.
The development plans for the project includes the installation of a 369 MWdc solar facility to be located on a 2,700 acre land in Grundy County in Illinois. The facility is scheduled to being operations in 2024 and will provide an estimated 585,000 megawatt hours of carbon-free, renewable electricity to the PJM grid each year. The power produced is predicted to power over 67,000 homes in Illinois.
“The Blue Sky project is one of the largest solar projects approved to date in the PJM and is the second Midwest solar project Scout has added to its expanding renewables portfolio this year,” commented Michael Rucker, CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy. “Blue Sky is a uniquely located project enabling the supply of significant solar power to the Greater Chicago region. Blue Sky further diversifies our fleet across wind, solar and storage. Scout will close out 2021 with over 12,000 MWdc in our development pipeline and more than 1,200 MWdc of renewable projects in operation across the United States.”
“We are excited to be working with Scout Clean Energy again,” said John Rohde, CEO of RES in the Americas. “We are proud of our work in developing projects that focus on clean energy and a sustainable future. This deal and our partnership with Scout bring us closer to our vision of a future where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy.”