Duke Energy Renewables Brings Online 60 MW Solar Power Center

Apr 16, 2020 07:28 PM ET
  • Duke Energy Renewables as well as Colorado Springs Utilities have actually introduced the beginning of procedure for a brand-new solar power center, the 60 MW Palmer Solar project.
Duke Energy Renewables Brings Online 60 MW Solar Power Center
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Duke Energy Renewables, an industrial organisation system of Duke Energy, as well as Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) have actually introduced the begin of procedure for a brand-new solar power producing center, the Palmer Solar project.

Having greater than 220,000 photovoltaic panels on regarding 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Palmer Solar will certainly offer 60 megawatts of electrical power to Springs Utilities' clients. That suffices electrical energy to power around 22,000 residences annually. This is the biggest solar project gotten by Springs Utilities to day and also the very first solar project to adjoin with its transmission system.

Under a 20-year arrangement, Springs Utilities will certainly buy the electrical power Palmer Solar produces from Duke Energy Renewables. The project was gotten by Duke Energy Renewables from juwi Americas in May 2019. With this enhancement, Duke Energy Renewables has 2 solar projects in Colorado completing greater than 70 megawatts.

" We're delighted to proceed broadening our solar impact in Colorado," stated Rob Caldwell, head of state of Duke Energy Renewables. "The Palmer Solar project will certainly sustain the renewable resource objectives of Colorado Springs Utilities as well as enable them to lower energy expenses for their consumers while decreasing carbon exhausts for the state."

Duke Energy is among USA's leading renewable resource service providers as well as has, runs as well as gets greater than 8,000 megawatts of ability.

Throughout peak building and construction, the Palmer Solar project utilized as several as 200 people. It will certainly likewise supply real estate tax incomes of around USD 5.2 million throughout the life of the project to El Paso County.

" In light of our existing obstacles related to COVID-19, our job remains to sustain our Energy Vision. We are steadfast in our objective to offer eco lasting and also dependable energy that decreases our carbon impact," stated Aram Benyamin, Springs Utilities CEO. "The Palmer Solar project is the most up to date instance of just how we are partnering with entities to transform the method we power Colorado Springs, making use of the business economics as well as ecological advantages of solar energy."

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