For Arizona to continue to be a leader in solar, it is imperative to find innovative ways to best use the solar already on the grid; some call this “Solar 2.0.” It means using the latest technology, such as batteries, to harness the sun to deliver clean energy to customers after it gets dark. APS’s system already includes more than one million installed solar panels, which collectively generate more than one gigawatt of clean energy. With three grid-scale batteries currently in operation, a partnership with First Solar
for a 50-MW battery slated to come online in 2021, and the latest RFP being issued tomorrow, APS is finding new ways to integrate battery storage to get even more use out of its solar.
APS wants energy storage projects that can be in operation by June 2020. Information about proposal requirements and bidder registration will be available online Friday, June 29, at aps.com/rfp
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).