Even as we address challenges associated with COVID-19, work continues to support our Energy Vision. Today we celebrate the commissioning of our latest renewable energy project called Palmer Solar.
Take a bird's eye view of the project.
We'll purchase the energy it produces for the next 20 years to benefit our customers from our partner Duke Energy Renewables.
Containing more than 220,000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., Palmer Solar will provide 60 megawatts of electricity for our customers. That is enough electricity to power approximately 22,000 homes per year. It is the first solar project to interconnect with our transmission system through our new Williams Creek substation.
“We are steadfast in our mission to provide reliable and environmentally sustainable energy that reduces our carbon footprint,” said Aram Benyamin, CEO. “The Palmer Solar project is the latest example of how we are partnering with entities to change the way we power Colorado Springs, taking advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of solar power.”
Over the past six months, we’ve increased our renewable resources from 19 megawatts to 114 megawatts and are looking to expand our renewable portfolio to more than 260 megawatts and add a 25-megawatt energy storage facility by 2024.
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