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In November 2018, Lightsource BP signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Continental Divide Electric Coop (CDEC), a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution co-op in New Mexico. CDEC provides service to about 24,130 meters throughout Cibola and parts of McKinley, Sandoval, Bernalillo and Valencia counties.

Under the agreement, Lightsource will finance, build, and operate 9 megawatts of solar across two locations within CDEC’s service territory. CDEC will purchase all the electricity under the 25-year PPA., allowing them to provide their customers with clean, affordable energy.

  • 9MWᴅᴄ
    /7MWᴀᴄ capacity
  • 14,400
    metric tons of CO2 saved per year
  • 3,060
    fuel-burning cars taken off road (equivalent)

The solar farms, called Grants Solar and Bluewater Solar, support CDEC’s renewable energy and carbon reduction goals. They will generate enough clean, affordable energy to cover the equivalent annual electricity needs of 1,700 homes in New Mexico.

  • 1,700
    homes powered per year
  • 40
    local jobs created during construction

Information & Resources

We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our CDEC solar project:

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Both CDEC and Lightsource BP are incredibly proud of this solar project, and the opportunities it will offer both organisations and the local communities. Find out more about the impacts this project will have below:


We’ve received lots of interest in our CDEC Solar Project, so we’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.


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