Platte River to break ground on largest solar project in Northern Colorado

Jul 8, 2024 | Member News

SEVERANCE, Colorado – Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 10, to commemorate its largest solar project to date. The Black Hollow Solar project is projected to begin commercial operation in 2025 and will deliver about 367,000 megawatt-hours of energy to Platte River’s system each year, enough to power over 36,000 homes annually.

Who:   Platte River Power Authority – including the board of directors, leadership, and staff

Qcells leadership and project team

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Opening remarks will begin at 10 a.m.

More information Here- Black Hollow Solar groundbreaking ceremony

Where: Severance, Colorado (see attachment for directions)

Media is asked to either RSVP (included in the attachment with directions) or reply to this advisory to confirm their attendance. A media packet will be available upon arrival. There will be opportunities for b-roll throughout the event; media interviews in both English and Spanish will be provided after the event.

While the pandemic, tariff and other challenges delayed the project for three years, Platte River and their turnkey solutions partner Qcells are excited to begin construction of the largest solar project in Northern Colorado. Black Hollow Solar is one several noncarbon energy projects Platte River is adding to its carbon-free resource mix to prepare for the closure of its coal-fired power plant at the end of 2029. With the addition of this noncarbon resource, Platte River is charging toward a clean energy future guided by the Resource Diversification Policy adopted by their board of directors in 2018.