New Mexico co-op Kit Carson finishes 15-MW solar park

Jun 6, 2022 02:18 PM ET
  • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) as well as its wholesale power service provider Guzman Energy on Friday revealed the conclusion of construction of a 15-MW solar power plant, situated approximately 9 miles northwest of the Town of Taos, New Mexico.
New Mexico co-op Kit Carson finishes 15-MW solar park
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The member-owned electric circulation cooperative that operates in northern New Mexico held a ribbon-cutting event for the project, which is presently going through screening.

With the new 170-acre facility, KCEC will attain its goal of offering 100% of its daytime power with solar energy this summer. Now, the co-op has 41 MW of dispersed solar throughout its solution territory along with 15 MW of accompanying battery storage space. The Taos Mesa Solar Array alone can generate sufficient electrical energy to supply some 7,500 homes.

The state of New Mexico has actually established a statewide objective to decrease greenhouse gas discharges by 45% by 2030.

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