WEC Energy Group plans for a new 310 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 which is equal to powering 60,000 homes, and 110 MW of battery storage which can store solar power and discharge it when the sun sets. 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.
Clean energy investments, like the Paris project, are an important part of the company’s goal to reduce carbon emissions 70 per cent by 2030. The company’s long run plan is expected to save utility customers more than $1 billion over the next 20 years. 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.