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Arizona utility, Navajo partner on another solar plant

The Navajo tribe has a handful of utility-scale solar plants on the reservation.
The Navajo tribe has a handful of utility-scale solar plants on the reservation.((Source: Pixabay/stock image))
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 12:44 PM MST
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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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