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Salt River Project signs PPA for 20 MW solar+storage project

Salt River Project is preparing for a day when it will have substantially more renewable power on its grid.

The public utility is one of the four operators of the 2,225-MW Navajo coal plant in Arizona, which is now scheduled to close in 2019.

SRP’s board of directors has also set a goal of meeting 20% of its retail electricity requirements with renewable resources by 2020.

SRP says it will use the recently announced solar-plus-storage project to test how well storage performs on its system.

“This project will give us valuable experience with large-scale battery storage operations,” SRP general manager and CEO Mark Bonsall said in a statement. “It is our hope that this technology will prove to be an important part of our energy portfolio as we continue to seek sustainable resources to serve our customers.”

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