World: SRP to Develop Utility-Scale Advanced Solar Generation at Copper Crossing

The SRP board approved phase two of development at the Copper Crossing Energy and Research Center in Florence, Arizona, which includes a utility-scale advanced solar generation facility capable of generating up to 55 MW of solar energy, or enough to power nearly 12,000 homes. This will be the first utility-scale solar asset in SRP’s portfolio that SRP self-develops, owns and operates. This will give SRP greater ability to develop, operate and advance more renewable resources and potentially reduce costs for customers as SRP transitions its generation fleet. The first phase of near-term build-out of the Copper Crossing Energy and Research Center will add two flexible natural gas turbines with a total output of less than 100 MW, which the SRP Board approved in September. A third proposed phase for small-scale, long-duration energy storage technologies, is expected to go to the SRP Board for approval in 2023.

 

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