Arizona public power utility Salt River Project announced on Dec. 3 a collaboration to provide 100 megawatts of solar generation to the growing Intel Chandler, Ariz., facility.
SRP said that as part of a commitment to invest in more renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions, SRP and Intel reached a 15-year agreement to provide energy from a solar plant that will be built in Eloy, Ariz., by sPower, an AES and AIMCo company.
The solar plant will support Intel’s Chandler Ocotillo Campus, one of its largest global, semiconductor manufacturing sites.
SRP noted that the project contributes to its 2035 goals, which include a commitment to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from power generation by 33 percent.
“An important part of meeting SRP’s carbon objectives is to work with large customers to provide them with renewable energy solutions that also meet their sustainability goals,” said SRP General Manager and CEO Mike Hummel.
“This is a great example of how utilities and their business customers can work together to promote sustainability,” he said.
SRP unveils plans to add 1,000 MW of new solar by 2025
In November, SRP unveiled plans to add 1,000 megawatts of new utility-scale solar energy to its system by the end of fiscal year 2025.
SRP said the plan will accelerate both the pace and total capacity of SRP’s current solar energy resource plans by 700 MW compared to current resource plans during the same timeframe.