Arizona Utility Cranking Up Renewable Energy With New Wind Farm

A southern Arizona utility company as of late reported designs for another breeze ranch that will create enough power to control about 100,000 homes.

Tucson Electric Power said in a public statement a week ago that the Oso Grande Wind Project in southeastern New Mexico will help the company more than twofold its sustainable power source use by 2021

“This cost-effective system will turn into TEP’s biggest sustainable power source asset, quickening our advancement toward our spotless vitality objectives while enabling us to enable clients to accomplish their own manageability targets,” Chief David G. Hutchens said in the release.

Oso Grande will produce up to 247 megawatts, the release stated, overshadowing TEP’s present biggest sustainable power source framework, the 71-megawatt Red Horse wind and solar project close Willcox, Arizona

The system of 61 wind turbines will be installed on 24,000 acres southeast of Roswell, New Mexico. The electricity generated will be conveyed to Tucson by means of TEP’s transmission system in eastern Arizona.

Development is planned to start not long from now, and the framework is required to be going before the finish of 2020.

This new wind farm will complement our many solar arrays, creating a portion of its most grounded yield amid the morning and night hours when we have little or no solar production,” Erik Bakken, vice president of system operations and environmental, said in the release.

TEP has two other vast clean vitality extends underway: the 99-megawatt Borderlands Wind Task in western New Mexico and the Wilmot Vitality Center in southeast Tucson, which will have a 100-megawatt close planetary system and a 30-megawatt battery storage system.