Highline Electric Association Board of Directors approved a 1.5-megawatt solar project in late 2018 and construction is slated to begin in 2019. The 5,700 single-track solar panels will follow the sun and generate 1.5 megawatts of electricity — enough to power 400-500 homes.
Highline is partnering with Denver-based Pivot Energy (formerly Microgrid Energy) to bring this project online. Named “Riverview Solar Project,” it is project is projected to generate 3.8 million kilowatt-hours per year to the communities of Sterling, Atwood, West Plains, Iliff and Crook. Power from the array will feed directly into the Platte Substation and into Highline’s distribution.
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