Solar Is Starting To Replace The Largest Coal Plant In The Western U.S.

If the Navajo Nation tax the heart and soul out of the power plant, it is going to be the first power plant to close!

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If the Navajo Nation tax the heart and soul out of the power plant, it is going to be the first power plant to close!

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Solar, in places like AZ as a small portion of the grub is brilliant. It is now less than most other sources (state of the art combined cycle gas is less). Solar does great in the afternoon, which is peak usage in places like AZ. The wind/solar challenge is when you start getting over 15%, and storage technologies are today expensive overall. Yes the TVA has used storage for years because you can’t just shut down the nuke. Storage problem has existed for years. With nuke you can’t just shut off production, with solar you can’t turn it on at night/clouds. Managing consumption thru efficient and smart grid, load shifting, today is the best bang for your buck. Gas will be the flex power of choice for years.

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APS Adding Storage

"This RFP is a part of APS’s plan to add up to 500 MW of energy storage to its system over the next 15 years. These batteries will bring more clean energy to APS customers when they need it most, by storing an abundance of mid-day solar and re-distributing it at peak times of customer usage later in the day.

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In this RFP solicitation, APS is seeking to equip these plants with a total of up to about 106 MW of battery storage. The requested capacity represents one of the largest battery storage projects in the country and enables APS’s existing solar resources to help meet peak needs reliably with clean power, even when the sun is not shining.'

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On ‎6‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 5:03 PM, franco said:

Navajo Generating Station is 2250 MW, solar is 27.3 MW, with another 27.3 MW in the future. Someone call this a replacement?

 

Read the title more carefully. It states starting to replace. Its replaced about 0.5% of Navajos generation:D

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