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Electric Cooperative Expands Solar Energy Development

The Western Farmers Electric Cooperative recently dedicated 18 solar projects with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Tuttle Solar Project location.

The Cooperative is adding 21 megawatts of solar power across the state including five utility-scale solar farms and 13 community solar sites.

The expansion into solar power was initiated several years ago. The company says final testing is nearing completion and it will be followed by commercial operation.

WFEC Board of Trustee President Charles Hickey told those gathered for the event that the company has been diligent in developing a diverse and beneficial mix of fuel over the years.

“WFEC has it all covered and is way ahead of the game,” said Hickey.