Hecate Energy Announces Agreement with Google to Add More Solar Energy to the Grid
Project will bring additional clean energy and new jobs to Texas
CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hecate Energy LLC ("Hecate") today announced an agreement with Google to purchase 250 MWac of clean, renewable electricity from 500 MWac of new Hecate Energy solar facilities in Texas.
Google recently announced that it has made its largest ever purchase of renewable energy, totaling more than $2 billion in new energy infrastructure produced by solar panels and wind turbines located around the world.
As part of the agreement, Hecate will develop and operate new solar power in Texas. Hecate expects that it will create new jobs in the community, boosting the local economy as a result of its estimated $275,000,000 investment in the project.
"Hecate Energy is proud to put its clean energy expertise to work as part of Google's pioneering commitment to carbon-free energy. The new, renewable energy produced by Hecate solar power will help to combat climate change, enhance environmental quality and contribute to the economic vitality of the region," said Chris Bullinger, President & CEO of Hecate Energy.
"Sustainability has been one of Google's core values from our earliest days, and a cornerstone of our related efforts is our commitment to clean energy," said Neha Palmer, Director of Operations, Google. "Today's announcement will add new renewable energy to the grids where we consume it, creating new construction jobs and making clean power accessible to nearby communities."
Hecate Energy is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects and storage solutions in North America and select international markets. Founded in 2012 by a team of industry veterans, Hecate has entered into over 1 gigawatt (GW) of renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), including 180 megawatt-hours (MWh) of battery storage contracts. Hecate has developed and built hundreds of megawatts of operating solar projects and battery storage projects totaling over $600 million in asset value. The company is in negotiations for an additional 1 GW of new solar PPAs and has more than 8 GW of additional renewable power in its active project pipeline. Hecate is headquartered in Chicago, IL and has offices in Los Angeles, CA, Columbus, OH, and Darien, CT.