Four New Large-scale Solar Power Plants Open for Arizona (Microgrid*)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Arizona's national solar energy leadership is growing stronger in December with four new large-scale solar photovoltaic plants beginning production for APS, the company announced Thursday.

The facilities, located in western Arizona, have a combined generating capacity of 62 megawatts, enough electricity to power 15,500 APS customers.

The plant openings cap a record year for APS, which added approximately 410 megawatts of large-scale and customer-owned solar capacity to its generating portfolio. This represents the company's largest annual increase in solar capacity and nearly triples the total brought online in 2012, when it added nearly 150 megawatts of capacity.

Overall, APS has spent nearly $1 billion on solar projects across the state and now utilizes 750 megawatts of solar capacity on its system, enough to serve the energy needs of 185,000 APS customers.

To learn more about the facilities in Arizona, please visit the HELIOSCSP website.