The utility-scale Red Rock Solar Plant for Arizona Public Service (APS) has received an award of merit in ENR Southwest’s 2017 Best Projects competition.
IMEG provided electrical engineering design for the project, located on 400 acres in Red Rock, Ariz. According to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the project represents APS’s largest solar plant to date with 2,286 single-axis trackers supporting 182,880 photovoltaic panels generating 40 megawatts (MWac) of solar energy. Construction began in March 2016 and was completed in December 2016.
ENR Southwest’s competition was open to projects in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. A panel of eight judges represented the varied demographic imprints in the industry — from project manager to vice presidents and senior architects. The winning projects will be featured in the November issue of ENR Southwest, and the winners will be honored at an event in Phoenix Nov. 8.