March Counsel Reps Trico Electric Cooperative in its Second Utility Scale Renewable Project

Teamwork makes the dream work! In December 2018, Trico added the 10 MW Avion utility scale solar project to its power supply portfolio to offset approximately 4.5% of its energy needs. Two and a half years and a pandemic later, the Chirreon project is underway with a commercial operation date by mid-2022. This facility incorporates an integrated 10 MW solar and 15 MW battery storage solution in Pinal County, close to Trico loads, to bring Trico further into a sensible, renewables-laden future for its communities and members. It is smartly financed through a cooperative friendly program offered by CoBank Farm Credit Leasing. We (*Mary and I) were delighted to work with Trico once again, and congratulations to new CEO Brian Heithoff and his team, Torch Clean Energy, CoBank Farm Credit Leasing and all our other amazing partners that helped — and continue to help — to make this project happen.

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