Anza Electric Cooperative is very excited to announce the completion of our SunAnza solar array and our investment in renewable energy.
The financial analysis of SunAnza has shown a very good rate of return over the expected life of the system. This is a project that we’re engaging in cooperatively with our power supplier, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO).
AEC purchased the lot next door to our office and in the fall of 2017 the first phase was completed adding 2MW of power to our existing power supply.
The addition of another 1.4MW of power and a battery energy storage system was completed in 2020.
The investment in the SunAnza solar array has provided a reduction in cost of imported power, helped us meet peak demand during summer months and allows us to continue the process of meeting the state of California's renewable energy goals. The battery storage system also provides a limited amount of energy to be utilized in the event of power outages.
SunAnza - safe, reliable and cost effective power for our members
SunAnza Groundbreaking Ceremony, October 15, 2016.
Board members move the first dirt for the SunAnza project.
General Manager, Kevin Short.
Board Members, Kevin Short and one of the founders
of AEC, Barbara Bradford (in pink dress).