The Port of Corpus Christi Commission approved a lease agreement with Buckeye Partners, that will establish the first solar farm in the history of the Port.
he 81,000+ panel project will be located in San Patricio County on Port of Corpus Christi property near Midway Junction. This partnership is the latest initiative undertaken by the Port of Corpus Christi to lead the global market into the energy renaissance, rendering renewable energy a legitimate and sustainable commodity.
The lease agreement, approved by Port of Corpus Christi Commissioners on August 16, provides Buckeye with a two-year development term to evaluate the feasibility of constructing the solar farm project on 136.69 acres of Port-owned property.
North of the proposed lease premises are 112 acres, owned by Buckeye, yielding a combined acreage of 248 acres available to construct the farm, which will have the capacity to produce 88,000 MWh of electricity per year.
This is an exciting day for the Port of Corpus Christi as this lease agreement reinforces our commitment not only to embrace renewable energy developments we have long made a priority, but to solidify the Port as a thought leader in the global energy marketplace
said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.
Commercial operations of the solar farm are tentatively scheduled to begin in Q4 2025.