02 Nov '17, 10am

What midsize firms can learn from Organic Valley's community solar deal

In the scheme of things, the power purchase agreement disclosed last month by dairy cooperative Organic Valley isn't very big — slightly less than 13 megawatts of solar in phase one of the project. That's exactly why it’s a noteworthy sign of progress for the corporate clean power procurement movement. Under the deal announced in late October, the organization has entered into what it describes as a "first-of-its-kind" community solar partnership in collaboration with the Upper Midwest Municipal Energy Group (UMMEG), a joint action agency representing 15 electricity providers from Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. "These towns wanted to increase their mix, as did we," said George Siemon , CEO of Organic Valley, in a conversation with GreenBiz. "It's pretty neat to have this collective make this pledge. We've had to learn how to get outside the normal route of procurement to g...

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