Denver International Airport Plans 1.6 MW PV System

Denver International Airport (DIA) plans to request approval from the city council to build a photovoltaic solar electricity-generating system that will power the airport's fuel-storage and fuel-distribution facility.

DIA has filed the ordinances necessary to obtain council approval to enter into an agreement with MP2 Capital and Oak Leaf Energy Partners to develop the $7 million, 1.6 MW solar project on approximately nine acres located north of the airport's airfield. Once operational, the new solar system is expected to provide approximately 100% of the fuel farm's electricity consumption.

The proposal calls for DIA to buy electricity generated by the system at a rate equal to 90% of Xcel Energy's rate. The system is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.

SOURCE: Denver International Airport

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