Powering the Permian: New solar facility unveiled in Pecos County

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PECOS COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)-Energy Transfer celebrated the official energizing of the Maplewood 2 Solar Project in Pecos County.

The facility will deliver low-cost, clean power to Energy Transfer under a 15-year power purchase agreement, according to a release.

“The completion of the Maplewood 2 Solar Project is an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental footprint by integrating alternative energy sources when economically beneficial,” said Tom Mason, head of the Alternative Energy Group for Energy Transfer. “Nearly 20 percent of the electrical energy we purchase from the grid originates from renewable sources. We continue to look for other opportunities in the alternative energy industry that make sense for us as a partnership and look forward to making additional announcements in this area in the future.”

Power from the Maplewood 2 solar farm will be applied to Energy Transfer’s assets in West Texas including its three cryogenic plants in the region along with numerous compressor and pump stations.

The facility includes 92,249 solar panels and encompasses approximately 200 acres of land in the Permian Basin.

Mike Arndt, President and General Manager of Recurrent Energy said, “Today’s celebration recognizes the importance of a symbiotic relationship between traditional energy and renewable energy. It’s been a pleasure to partner with Energy Transfer to provide an economical, clean energy solution that will support their U.S. operations.”

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