Arizona Completes Cumulative Renewable Energy Projections


Arizona’s three largest utilities, Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River Project and Tucson Electric Power (TEP), commissioned a renewable energy assessment to determine the availability of the state’s renewable energy resources. Black & Veatch was selected to conduct the research because of the company’s global expertise in renewable energy studies and projects...

According to the Black & Veatch study, more than 4,300 MW of electricity could be produced using solar thermal generation. In addition, nearly 1,500 MW of electricity could be developed from wind power generation. Other resources could provide as much as 175 MW of electricity through a combination of hydropower, biomass and geothermal technologies. However, further review will be needed to determine the comparative value of developing these in-state renewable energy resources versus purchasing electricity from out of state.

Via::Black & Veatch, "Arizona Renewable Energy Assessment" (pdf file), Image credit::Renewable Energy Access

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