Guzman Wins Approval for Garnet Mesa Solar Venture in Colorado


Rendering of Garnet Mesa Solar

Guzman Energy has obtained approval from the Delta County Board of Commissioners for a restricted use allow required to put in and function the proposed Garnet Mesa Solar venture in Southern Delta County, Colo.

When full, Garnet Mesa Solar will produce greater than 194,000 MWh of electrical energy every year. Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will straight buy a portion of the energy produced by the solar farm, and Guzman Energy will offtake the remaining as power provide to serve extra wholesale prospects.

“We are thrilled with the Delta County Board of Commissioners unanimous decision to approve the limited use permit to install and operate the Garnet Mesa Solar project,” says Robin Lunt, chief technique officer at Guzman Energy. “We are grateful for the time and attention the community and County officials gave to the process.”

Since receiving the restricted use allow, the Garnet Mesa Solar venture crew will now deal with the subsequent phases of engineering and procurement planning. Construction useful resource and timing particulars might be introduced following these engineering and procurement planning cycles. The land secured for Garnet Mesa Solar farm development is at present irrigated and utilized for grazing, and can proceed for use in that method.

“With the commissioners’ approval, we are one step closer to securing a significant amount of local affordable energy. Together, with Guzman Energy, we are driving rate stability for our members,” states Kent Blackwell, interim CEO and chief know-how officer at DMEA. “We are confident Garnet Mesa Solar will be a premier example of agriculture and energy co-existing together.”

The Garnet Mesa Solar venture crew is comprised of Guzman Energy, DMEA and Citra Power. The Citra crew has experience in renewable energy improvement, technical engineering, EPC administration and oversight, venture and portfolio acquisitions, and wholesale power procurement.


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