Tri-State and Juwi announced 100 MW PV project

Tri-State also purchases the power output of Cimarron’s 30 MW, built by First Solar

US generation and transmission cooperative for solar energy Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, and Juwi Inc. announced the 100 MW »Spanish Peaks« solar project. According to the company, it is Tri-State’s second utility-scale solar energy project with Juwi, the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based renewable energy company Juwi AG. The project is adjacent to the 30 MW »San Isabel« solar project in Las Animas County, Colorado, which was developed by Juwi and began producing power for Tri-State in 2016.
Construction of the »Spanish Peaks« project is expected to begin in 2022, supporting 150 jobs during the peak construction period. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2023. Tri-State will purchase the entire output of the project over the 15-year term of Tri-State’s power purchase contract. »Spanish Peaks« consists of more than 300,000 photovoltaic solar panels on single axis tracking arrays. It is located approximately 20 miles north of Trinidad, Colorado, within the service territory of San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA), a Tri-State member system serving all or parts of seven counties in southern Colorado.
In addition to the »Spanish Peaks« and »San Isabel« solar projects, Tri-State also purchases the full output of the 30 MW »Cimarron« and 25 MW »Alta Luna« solar projects in New Mexico.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

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