Posted on December 7, 2023

City of San Elizario Receives $10,000 for Community Enhancements

EL PASO, Texas (December 5, 2023) The City of San Elizario City Council on Tuesday received a $10,000 donation from El Paso Electric (EPE) as part of an agreement for the utility’s expansion of its Texas Community Solar program. The funds can be used by the City of San Elizario for community enhancements for its over 10,000 residents.

“El Paso Electric recognizes the great efforts that San Elizario has made in invigorating the economic development of its city,” says Jessica Christianson, vice president of sustainability and energy solutions. “We look forward to the enhancements that will be made and our solar expansion that will benefit the community.”

The future home of Texas Community Solar expansion will be located on 70 acres in San Elizario near the intersection of Herring and Chicken Ranch Roads and will produce 10 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. EPE selected EDF Renewables, a trusted partner, to construct the solar site. The Texas Community Solar expansion is expected to be operational in 2024.

About Texas Community Solar

El Paso Electric’s Texas Community Solar began operating in 2017 with a 3 MW facility located in Far East El Paso and was fully subscribed in one month. The first expansion occurred in 2018 bringing a total of 5 MW available to Texas customers. The expansion in San Elizario will triple the program size to 15 MW to allow an additional 5,000 households to subscribe to solar energy. To learn more about Texas Community Solar and to join the reserve list, click here.

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