AMEC awarded 28.6MW of additional solar projects by Dominion


Atlanta, United States (29 July 2013) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Dominion, one of the US's largest energy providers, to design and construct three solar projects in Marion County, Indiana that will generate a peak combined output of 28.6 megawatts of electricity.

Under the contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, AMEC will provide EPC services including engineering, procurement of all materials including solar panels, construction, tie-in to the local electrical distribution system and commissioning. Work has begun and commercial production is expected to begin in late 2013.

"We are pleased Dominion has chosen to partner with us on their largest generation-scale solar facility within its renewable energy portfolio and an important addition to AMEC's growing resume of solar expertise," said Tom Dodson, Vice President at AMEC.  "We are currently providing EPC services for Dominion on a 7.7 megawatt solar installation near Augusta, Georgia and look forward to demonstrating our leading knowledge and expertise in delivering complete solutions for these solar developments."

David Christian, Dominion Generation CEO added: "Dominion has been adding renewable energy to its diversified generation mix and is very pleased to acquire these three solar projects. These projects are consistent with Dominion's promotion of a portfolio of efficient conventional, nuclear and renewable resources."

The three projects, known as Indy Solar I, Indy Solar II and Indy Solar III, will use standard photovoltaic technology with a fixed-tilt system and utilize JinkoSolar modules, Array Technologies' racking and SMA inverters. Two of the projects southeast of Indianapolis near Franklin will be located on 155 acres. The third located southwest of Indianapolis will be sited on 134 acres.

The projects have a 15-year power purchase agreements with Indianapolis Power and Light serving 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis and other central Indiana communities.

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