APS Tops 1 Gigawatt of Solar Energy

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By Editors of Power Engineering

APS announced they’ve surpassed a full gigawatt of solar energy capacity this summer, and are now the only utility outside of California to reach that milestone.

The company’s portfolio now consists of 551 MW of rooftop systems and 499 MW of grid-scale projects.

“APS customers benefit from the fact that when you include energy from APS’s other renewable energy sources — wind, geothermal, biomass and biogas – and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, nearly half of all the power on APS’s system is carbon-free,” said Tammy McLeod, APS vice president of resource management. “A cleaner energy mix is a top priority for us, with solar playing an important role.”

The company receives its grid-scale solar generation from a combination of APS-owned systems and power purchase agreements.

APS serves 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties. 

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