After two years of analytical research, planning, development and construction, Colorado electric co-op Southeast Colorado Power Association energized the Vilas Solar site on March 1.
A partnership with RES, the solar project will provide solid energy output. The La Junta-based co-op will pay RES for the energy output from the solar site on a pre-determined pricing model. And since solar power is relatively easy and cheaper to produce, members will see cost benefits over the next 20 years.
The solar project sits on almost 40 acres near Springfield. This is the first local solar project for SECPA and the co-op is excited to add this solar source to its renewable power generation portfolio.