Solar Farm in San Miguel Power’s Future

Tri-State member cooperative, San Miguel Power Association, Inc. has entered into an agreement with SunEdison to develop a two megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Norwood, Colo. The facility will be the first large scale solar power generation plant in the co-op’s service territory.

“San Miguel Power is committed to providing our members with renewable energy options,” said SMPA general manager Kevin Ritter. “This project represents our goal to provide energy that is both local and renewable.”

The solar PV plant will be located on a 40 acre plot of land in western San Miguel County, southeast of Norwood, Colo. SunEdison anticipates breaking ground on the project in September 2010 with construction completed in December. If all goes as scheduled, it should be powering SMPA homes and businesses by January 2011.

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