North American energy company Enbridge Inc. and EDF Renewables North America completed and began commercial operations on the 150-megawatt alternating current (MWAC) Fox Squirrel Solar Phase I, according to a May 22 press release.

Comprised of 1.4 million panels and 159 inverters, Fox Squirrel represents the “largest” onshore renewable energy project developed by EDF, the companies said.

Once all three phases are completed by year-end 2024, Fox Squirrel is expected to produce 577 MWAC, making it the largest utility-scale solar developments east of the Mississippi River.

Fox Squirrel, which is owned in partnership with Enbridge, was built to help meet central Ohio’s increasing power demand, which could double by 2028, the release said.

“Fox Squirrel Solar is a key part of Enbridge’s commitment to the energy transition, and we are proud to celebrate the grand opening of the project, which expands our longstanding partnership with EDF Renewables in Canada and Europe,” said Tom Carbone, vice president of power business development at Enbridge.

Renewable company Blattner is the project’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor.