Tucson Electric Power seeking bids for new solar power facility

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Southern Arizona's biggest electric provider is seeking bids for design and construction of a new solar facility to provide power for more than 21,000 homes.

Tucson Electric Power says the new solar array new facility would help it achieve its renewable energy goals and would begin producing power in early 2019.

TEP says the new facility would have up to 100 MW of capacity and could be built in the Tucson area or a location tied into existing transmission facilities.

The company also is evaluating proposals for a 100 MW wind power facility that would be built by a project partner.

TEP said previously it was looking for wind-powered projects that could tie into the company's transmission facilities located in the Four Corners region and along the Arizona-New Mexico line.

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