Borrego wins AES contract to build three utility-scale solar farms in Michigan, totalling 72-MW

California — Borrego announced it has been selected by The AES Corporation to engineer and construct three utility-scale solar projects in Michigan.

The agreement represents Borrego’s first foray into the growing Michigan market and some of the company’s latest project wins in the utility-scale solar sector.

The three projects—located in Cement City, Pullman and Letts Creek—have mobilized for construction and are scheduled to come online by mid-2022. With a cumulative installed capacity of 72 MW-DC, the solar farms will feature bifacial solar modules on single-axis trackers.

Once they are completed, the solar power plants will be owned and operated by AES, with the electricity generated sold to Consumers Energy, under the terms of a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

The solar plants will collectively generate approximately 104,500 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to power more than 9,000 Michigan households. The clean energy produced will offset the equivalent of 74,057 metric tons of climate-harming carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel sources.

“The Michigan projects represent the latest success in Borrego’s growth story. Our ongoing working relationship with AES is based on trust and transparency, and is an example of our focus on powering our customers’ growth,” said Brian Barker, general manager of Borrego’s utility-scale engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) division.

“We are proud to partner with Borrego to safely construct this project portfolio in Michigan,” said Mike Belikoff, Chief Operating Officer of AES Clean Energy.


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