Batteries, Energy Storage, Renewables, Solar

Salt River Project Plans New Solar Plus Storage Facility

By the Associated Press

CASA GRANDE, Arizona — A new solar power generating plant with battery storage capability is being dedicated in the Casa Grande area to serve thousands of Salt River Project electricity customers.

SRP says the Pinal Central Solar Energy Center being dedicated Wednesday will be operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Florida.

According to SRP, the plant provides 20 MW, or enough power for approximately 5,000 homes.

The 257-acre site has 258,000 photovoltaic panels and a 10-MW lithium battery storage system.