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Energy Partnership To Simplify Industrial Solar Power Plans In Houston

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Getting electricity from solar power may be getting a step easier for companies in Greater Houston.

A partnership between two energy providers promises to simplify solar energy plans for large and medium-sized businesses.

NRG Energy and Cypress Creek Renewables have entered into a partnership that's meant to make consumers' solar power plans more predictable.


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Cypress Creek vows to develop and operate 25 megawatts of solar projects in Greater Houston. The energy will be delivered to NRG. Its first customer is food service company Sysco.

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer at the University of Houston, said by sourcing solar energy from just one provider, NRG customers will get more stable plans.

"You don't suffer the highs, the high prices, that happen when demand goes through the roof," he said, "or you don't gain when you can get solar energy extremely cheap."

NRG expects the partnership to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2019.