Northern Arizona Could Get New Renewable Energy Farm

By Bridget Dowd, Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:48am
Updated: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12:21pm
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Rural parts of northern Arizona may soon have a new source of renewable energy. A Florida-based company plans to build a renewable energy farm in Coconino County.

The Babbitt Ranch Energy Center northwest of Flagstaff would have 61 turbines, up to 600 acres of solar panels and a battery storage facility.

NextEra Energy Resources is planning the farm. It already operates a wind farm north of Williams.

This coincides with APS’s goal to use 45% renewable energy sources by 2030.

The project should be submitted for approval this summer and the company hopes to begin construction by the end of the year.

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