Tucson Electric Power Aims For 30% Renewable Electricity By 2030 :
Twice the level called for by Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard
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Tucson Electric Power says it is working toward a goal of 30% renewable electricity by 2030 — twice the level called for by Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard. To reach that objective, it will invest in efficient, innovative technologies, expand renewable energy, and explore new ways to reduce reliance on coal fired generating resources such as the Navajo Generating Station, a coal fired plant that currently provides about 20% of local energy needs.
TEP this week filed its 2017 Integrated Resources Plan with the Arizona Corporation Commission. The plan outlines the company’s current resource portfolio, projects future energy needs, and outlines strategies the company will use to meet customers’ energy requirements over the next 15 years.
“We’re evolving from a traditional utility to a more technology and consumer focused provider of energy products and services while maintaining reliability, convenience and affordability for our customers,” said David G. Hutchens, TEP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our plan recognizes the continued financial and operational benefits of owning Units 1 and 2 at the Springerville Generating Station, Arizona’s most efficient, cost-effective coal-fired power plant. However, renewable energy, energy efficiency and cost effective natural gas technologies will play an increasingly prominent role in our future resource plans.”
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