Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA), a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 38,000 consumer-members in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties in Northern Colorado, is constructing 8-megawatt solar generation facilities in Northern Colorado.
Not to be confused with the PVREA community solar farms, the solar generation facilities will be directly linked to the Cooperative’s distribution system and used as a local energy source for all PVREA members. “These solar generation facilities help achieve the goals of providing affordable, renewable power from a local energy source,” PVREA CEO Jeff Wadsworth said.
PVREA signed a 20-year contract with Silicon Ranch Corporation to purchase the power generated from the two generation facilities and will own and operate the solar arrays. PVREA will purchase the energy and its environmental attributes at cost-competitive rates. The completion goal for the project is late 2015.
“Solar is a responsible energy choice from both environmental and economic considerations, and Silicon Ranch is proud to help PVREA increase its diverse energy mix,” affirmed Matt Kisber, president and CEO of Silicon Ranch Corporation.
FULL ARTICLE: Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce