Salt River Project opens solar-energy storage project

SRP says the Pinal Central Solar Energy Center being dedicated Wednesday will be operated by a unit of NextEra Energy Resources, a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Florida

May 17th, 2018
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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A new solar power generating plant with battery storage capability is being dedicated in the Casa Grande area to serve thousands of Salt River Project electricity customers.

SRP says the Pinal Central Solar Energy Center being dedicated Wednesday will be operated by a unit of NextEra Energy Resources, a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Florida.

According to SRP, the plant provides 20 MW, or enough power for about 5,000 homes.

The 257-acre site has 258,000 photovoltaic panels and a 10 MW lithium battery storage system.

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