Coolidge Generating Station
Operator: TransCanada Corp.
Description: SRP has a 20-year contract to use 100% of the energy from Coolidge to balance electrical load during peak power usage.
Location: Coolidge, Ariz.
Capacity: 575 megawatts from 12 single-cycle turbine units.
Fuel source: Natural gas
Plant construction: Construction began in August 2009 and was completed in May 2011.
Construction costs: $500 million
- Coolidge is designed to respond in 10 minutes with enough electricity to meet peak power demands.
- The station can provide enough electricity to power approximately 575,000 homes in the Valley.