White River Electric Association’s Piceance Creek Solar Farm was named the 2019 Colorado Utility Scale Project of the Year. The award, given by the Colorado Solar and Storage Association, was presented to representatives from the electric cooperative at a ceremony on Sunday, April 14 in Aurora, Colorado.
The 5.4-megawatt solar power system sits on 40 acres where 16,959 solar modular panels are mounted on a single axis tracking system. They generate enough energy to power over 830 single-family homes each year. Beginning in May, WREA consumer-members will have the opportunity to lease power from the solar farm.
White River Electric Association is located in Meeker in northwestern Colorado. It serves more than 3,300 meters.