Solar Energy, HDR

HDR Serving as Owner’s Engineer for Largest Solar Project in U.S. History

HDR is serving as owner’s engineer for Invenergy’s recently announced Samson Solar Energy Centre, the largest solar project in U.S. history. Located in northeastern Texas, Samson Solar Energy Centre is designed to produce 1,310 megawatts of power. The project will support three municipalities and provide clean, cost-effective energy to five large companies including McDonald's and Google.

“The Samson Solar Energy Centre is the latest example of what can be achieved when companies and utilities seek an innovative partner to meet their sustainability goals and invest in a clean energy future,” said Ted Romaine, senior vice president of origination at Invenergy.

Throughout the project’s first phase HDR has served as a trusted adviser, integrating with Invenergy’s team to review civil and structural engineering design.

When Samson Solar Energy Centre is complete in 2023, it will produce enough energy to power nearly 300,000 homes. Phase one of the five-phase project is slated to begin operation in 2021.

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