The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) has committed to purchasing 100 percent of the renewable power output from the Buffalo Solar facility. The 7 Megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar facility, located in the Agency’s member community of Buffalo, entered commercial operation in 2017 and provides power to local homes and businesses.
Buffalo Solar, comprised of more than 25,000 solar panels, connects directly to the City of Buffalo’s electric distribution system. Power output from the facility, along with other resources in MMPA’s renewable energy portfolio (122 MW of wind energy from the Black Oak Getty Wind Farm and Oak Glen Wind Farm, 8 MW of bioenergy from Hometown BioEnergy, and renewable energy purchases from other utilities), further demonstrates the Agency’s commitment to renewables.
Power from the facility will help MMPA meet the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard, which requires 25 percent of the Agency’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2025.
Click here for more information on MMPA’s renewable energy portfolio.