Grants and Bluewater solar
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Affordable clean energy for CDEC in New Mexico
The Continental Divide Electric Coop (CDEC), a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution co-op in New Mexico. CDEC provides service to about 24,130 meters throughout Cibola and parts of McKinley, Sandoval, Bernalillo and Valencia counties.
Lightsource bp and CDEC have a 20-year fixed-rate contract for clean, affordable, renewable electricity to power 1,700 homes in New Mexico. Under the agreement, Lightsource bp has financed, built, and is operating 9 megawatts of solar across two locations within CDEC’s service territory. CDEC purchases all the electricity under the 25-year power contract.
The solar farms, called Grants Solar and Bluewater Solar, support CDEC’s efforts to keep energy costs economical to its members, as well as embrace New Mexico’s renewable energy and carbon reduction goals. Commercial operation commenced in December 2019.
Information and resources
We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our Impact Solar project
Video of Grants & Bluewater Solar
Take a look at the video below to find out more about the project.
Bluewater solar in New Mexico
Introducing our new 9MW solar farm in Grants, New Mexico.
We’ve received lots of interest in our CDEC Solar Project, so we’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.
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