Central Iowa Power Cooperative
Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) selected Azimuth Energy to engineer, procure, and construct a total of 5.5 MW of solar energy at five locations across its service territory. CIPCO is a generation and transmission cooperative supplying power to its thirteen-member distribution cooperatives and associations. This territory...
Prairie Power, Inc.
Azimuth won a competitive tender process to engineer, procure, and construct two solar-PV energy systems totaling 1.3 MW for Prairie Power, Inc (PPI) and its host members: Spoon River Electric Cooperative and Shelby Electric Cooperative. PPI is an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, and supplying electricity to eleven...
Azimuth was the Engineer-of-Record and Owner’s Advisor for this large, ground-mount project developed for Tropigas, the largest liquid fuel distribution company in Latin America. The project is adjacent to the run-of-river hydro project also developed by the same owner. The design integrates microinverter power electronics manufactured by Enphase Energy, and is the...
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Utilities & Cooperatives
Market Overview: As utilities and cooperatives are adding solar energy to their resource mix, it is essential to understand the key economic and technical drivers to develop high-value, cost-competitive projects. Azimuth has experience working with dozens of utilities to understand the market as well as the critical intersection of solar-PV distributed generation with utility transmission and distribution (T&D) realities.
These include regulatory compliance challenges, integration into existing networks, long-term planning, and a host of technical requirements focused on quality of service and reliability. Lately, this conversation also includes smart grid technologies, storage, and ancillary services. All of these measures must also integrate an overarching focus on safety and the health and welfare of the public.
In addition to providing engineering and construction services for many utility-scale PV projects, we also have worked alongside our peer utility experts in developing long-range planning guidance for integration of distributed generation into the utility T&D network.