Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Signs Solar PPA - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Generation, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  February 15, 2024

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Signs Solar PPA

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) announced the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 10.98 MWdc solar array with 8.75 MW / 17.5 MWh of battery storage.

The solar project is named Amalia II and will be constructed in Amalia, New Mexico. The PPA was signed with Guzman Energy.

The Amalia II solar with battery storage site is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2025. The first phase, Amalia I, began its operations in May 2012 and provides 1.25 MW of solar power generation. The Amalia II facility will generate nearly 50 MW KCEC of solar power.

“Amalia II is a great example of renewable energy development planning starting with discussion and listening in the local community. Understanding the goals and concerns of the land keepers, in this case RCCLA, was critical in getting project planning agreement,” said Luis A. Reyes, Jr., CEO of KCEC, in a statement. “The Amalia II project fits into the community vision and supports RCCLA’s mission to support community agriculture, farming, ranching, logging and hunting while generating clean renewable energy for the community.”

Renewable energy developer Luminace will build and maintain the Amalia II facility. Guzman Energy will oversee all energy management, including dispatching of the battery storage system.

Guzman Energy has been the wholesale power provider to KCEC since 2016 to provide the coop with more control over its energy mix and give its members more cost-effective energy.

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