November 8 (Renewables Now) - Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has concluded an agreement that will result in the addition of 21 MW of solar power generating capacity and 15 MW of battery storage.
The electric distribution cooperative operating in northern New Mexico signed the deal with renewables developer Torch Clean Energy, which will develop the Angel Fire Energy Facility, comprising 6 MW of solar and 3 MW of storage, and the Taos Mesa Energy Facility, consisting of 15 MW of solar and 12 MW of storage. Torch offered those projects as part of a request for proposals (RfP) launched earlier this year by KCEC and its partner — wholesale power provider Guzman Energy.
Upon completion of the new projects, KCEC will have 53 MW of renewables, including 38 MW of solar and 15 MW of storage capacity. This means that the cooperative will surpass the 35 MW it needs in order to reach 100% daytime solar energy. That goal was originally set for 2022.