Tuscon Utility Adding 160 Megawatts of Renewable Power
While some Arizona legislators seem to have a bit of trouble deciphering the U.S. constitution, the state’s utility companies are wide awake when it comes to shifting out of fossil fuels and adopting renewable energy. Tuscon Electric Power (TEP) has joined the rush to renewables with an announcement that it will purchase the electrical output from solar, landfill gas, and wind installations, which when completed will total almost 160 megawatts or enough to power about 30,000 homes.
The greatest amount will come from ten new solar power installations, which together will account for 107 of the 160 MW. TEP anticipates completion of these along with the wind and landfill gas projects in 2011 or 2012.