Two years ago, PCEA’s power supplier, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) announced it would purchase 100 percent of the power from Wapello Solar, currently the largest solar project in Iowa.
Owned and developed by Clēnera, LLC, Wapello Solar is well underway and on schedule to produce low-cost energy to CIPCO members like PCEA in early 2021.
Located on approximately 650 acres in Louisa County, Wapello Solar incorporates cutting-edge solar panel technology with efficient solar inverters and a single-axis tracking system to maximize energy generation. CIPCO will purchase 100% of the energy and capacity output for 25 years from the 100-megawatt solar facility. As a CIPCO member, PCEA and its members will benefit from cost-effective generation resources.
Construction on the substation that will serve Wapello Solar began in May 2020 and is currently on track to receive backfeed power by the end of the year from CIPCO.