WEC Energy proposes solar and battery storage in Wisconsin


WEC Energy has proposed new 310-megawatt (MW) solar and battery storage project.

If approved, the Paris Solar-Battery Park in Kenosha County would be the largest facility of its kind in Wisconsin.

The facility features 200 MW of solar generation and 110 MW of battery storage.

The company filed the battery and solar storage proposal with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. If approved, WEC Energy Group utilities We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service, would own 90 percent of the project. Madison Gas and Electric would own the other 10 percent.

The project is being developed by Invenergy. If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2022 and the project is scheduled to go into service in 2023.

Clean energy focus

The Paris Solar-Battery Park is part of the company’s plans to invest $2 billion in new solar, wind and battery storage projects by 2025. Building these facilities in Wisconsin will create green jobs and help drive the state’s economy.

Clean energy investments, like the Paris project, are an important part of the company’s goal to reduce carbon emissions 70 percent by 2030.

The company’s longer-range plan is expected to save utility customers more than $1 billion over the next 20 years.


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