Arizona utility picks Navajos, Edison for wind power supply

Arizona utility Salt River Project has selected the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Edison Mission Energy to build and operate a proposed 85MW wind farm in the state that would begin generating power by 31 December 2012.

Salt River is now negotiating terms of a 25 year power purchase agreement for the full output of the Boquillas Wind Project in west-central Arizona with the Navajo Nation enterprise and Edison Mission. It will generate power for about 19,000 average size homes in the Phoenix area.

The Navajo Nation, which owns NTUA , says the project will be the first green energy enterprise majority owned by a Native American tribe. It did not provide an exact ownership stake. The wind farm will be located on Navajo land. Log in to read complete article.

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