MPE's New Local Solar Projects Set to Come Online Soon
PHOTOS: LEFT: Installers posing at Fraser's Tom Sifers Solar Array in Fraser, Colo.
RIGHT: Installer working on the Whiskey Hill Solar Array in Walden, Colo.
By December 1, Mountain Parks Electric expects both of its new 1 MW solar arrays - the Whiskey Hill array in Walden and the Tom Sifers Solar Array in Fraser - to come online, each generating enough electricity to power approximately 300 homes. With the completion of these projects, approximately 3 percent of MPE's power supply is local renewable generation. Overall, MPE's current power mix, primarily supplied by Westimster, Colo.-based Tri-State G&T, is more than 30 percent renewable and expected to increase significantly in the next few years. Other local renewable projects include power generated from the Granby Dam, the Town of Grand Lake's micro-hydro recovery system and more than 150 local net-metered installations.