Nationally recognized engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Swinerton Renewable Energy has contracted with Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) to procure 104 MW of its DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking system for the 630-acre Utah Red Hills Renewable Park. Scatec Solar, the project’s developer and a long-term owner, hired Swinerton Renewable Energy to construct the plant and procure the appropriate technologies.
Once construction completes, the trackers are commissioned and final electrical connections have been made, the project will be the largest solar power plant in Utah.
“Working with such experienced partners is a tremendous asset,” said ATI Founder & CEO, Ron Corio. “Swinerton Renewable Energy time and again exceeds our expectations and we could not be more excited to partner with them on Utah’s largest solar facility.”
“Swinerton is excited to continue our successful partnership with Array Technologies and Scatec Solar—both innovative leaders in renewable energy—to bring jobs and years of clean power to Utah residents,” said George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy.
“The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will provide the residents of Utah access to the superb solar power potential available in their state,” said Luigi Resta, Managing Director of Scatec Solar North America. “After several years of developing this project, Scatec Solar is proud to bring on experienced partners like Array Technologies and Swinerton Renewable Energy to help us build the first utility-scale PV project in Utah.”
The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park is expected to generate around 210 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year. Based on EPA estimates, it will power approximately 18,500 homes and prevent nearly 145 thousand tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The energy will be fed into the grid under a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power according to the utility’s obligation under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.