Arizona utility, Navajo partner on another solar plant
CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona utility and the Navajo Nation are partnering on a solar plant to be built on the reservation.
The tribe had approved the lease for the Salt River Project last year. The utility and the tribe signed a power purchase agreement Thursday, Jan. 20, for the 200-megawatt plant in Cameron, north of Flagstaff.
About 400 people will be employed during construction, with a hiring preference for Navajos.
The tribe has a handful of utility-scale solar plants on the reservation, including one in the works near Red Mesa. Two others in Kayenta produced a total of 55 megawatts, with the power going to Navajo homes and businesses.
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