Posted on March 8, 2023

Leadership El Paso Class Visits New El Paso Electric Solar and Battery Facility

This is one of ten new renewable facilities to go online by 2025

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric (EPE) welcomed a group of more than 20 members of the El Paso Chamber’s Leadership El Paso Class 44 for an exclusive tour of our innovative Buena Vista Energy Center, a new utility-scale solar facility. The Buena Vista Energy Center will generate an impressive 120 megawatts (MW) of renewable power and boasts a capacity of 50 MWs of battery storage set to go online in early April.

During the tour, the Leadership El Paso Class heard from Kelly Tomblin, EPE’s President and CEO and Jessica Christianson, Vice President of Sustainability and Energy Solutions. The group learned about the innovative renewable advancements EPE is doing as we move toward a cleaner energy future.

Located in Doña Ana County just east of Chaparral, New Mexico, the Buena Vista Energy Center plays a vital role in helping EPE achieve its goal of adding 715 more megawatts of solar energy to the region. By welcoming Leadership El Paso Class 44, EPE was able to highlight the importance of investing in renewable energy and its commitment to making positive changes for the future.

Since 2016, EPE eliminated coal generation its generation portfolio and EPE continues its 10-year plan to 2025 embracing renewable energy. In 2021, El Paso Electric set bold clean energy goals: 80% carbon-free by 2035 and 100% pursuit of decarbonization of our generation by 2045. EPE remains committed to being a leader in renewable energy and is dedicated to powering the communities it serves with clean, sustainable, and innovative energy solutions.

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