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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) has negotiated a long-term renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with Invenergy, the world’s leading privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, for the purchase of energy, capacity rights, and renewable energy attributes from the Tip Top Solar Energy Center solar facility, to be located in Southeast New Mexico.

“This project will help diversify WFEC’s generation portfolio further and continue to lower costs for our members,” said Phil Schaeffer, WFEC’s principal resource planning engineer. “With this addition, our renewable portfolio will include generation consisting of 270 MW of solar generation, 955 MW of wind generation, and 260 MW of hydroelectric generation.”

Tip Top Solar Energy Center is scheduled for commercial operation in December 2022. The agreement consists of 220 MW of nameplate capacity solar photovoltaic modules and inverters on a single axis tracking system, with the estimated annual output projected to exceed 600,000 MWh.