RFP for Storage at Existing Solar Plants. APS is seeking partners to bring more storage to rural Arizona by installing batteries at existing APS solar plants in Chino Valley and Red Rock. The Chino Valley facility, located in Yavapai County, currently provides 19 megawatts of clean, solar energy. Red Rock, APS’s newest and largest owned solar facility, provides 40 megawatts and is located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson in Pinal County. Both of these batteries will be operational by 2021 and are the final portion of the 200 megawatts of battery storage systems for existing solar plants that APS announced in February.
RFP to Build New Solar Storage Plants. In addition to the new storage at existing solar plants, APS plans to build 500 megawatts of new solar generation plus storage and stand-alone battery storage by 2025. APS is seeking partners to build the first of these: a new 100-megawatt solar facility to be paired with a 100-megawatt battery.
Information about proposal requirements and bidder registration will be available online April 3, at aps.com/rfp
. For more information on APS’s solar storage and other clean-energy advances, visit azenergyfuture.com
serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, and owns and operates the Palo Verde Generating Station, the country’s top power producer and largest producer of carbon-free energy. The company is also a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp
. (NYSE: PNW).