Black & Veatch powers up 32-MW solar park in Arizona
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Dec 30, 2014 - US firm Black & Veatch said yesterday it had put on stream a 32-MW solar park in the state of Arizona for power utility Arizona Public Service (APS).
Construction of the Gila Bend facility was initiated in October 2013, with Black & Veatch’s unit Overland Contracting Inc servicing as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. APS will own and operate the park, which is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of about 8,000 local homes and businesses, according to the utility’s calculations.
The project in Gila Bend was developed under APS’ five-year AZ Sun Programme for funding solar power plants. It is the seventh facility constructed under the programme.
APS is a unit of Phoenix-based holding firm Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW). The company is servicing 1.1 million retail and residential customers in Arizona, it says on its website.
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