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.”