About The Project
Invenergy began development of the Hashknife Energy Center with the goal to begin construction in 2023.
Currently, our efforts are largely focused on securing permits for the project, conducting all of our necessary studies to ensure we site our project facilities in the most appropriate and responsible locations, and bringing the project to market through securing a long-term contract.
Hashknife Energy Center, LLC has filed its application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (“CEC”) to develop the Hashknife Energy Center, a planned photovoltaic solar and energy storage facility. To review the CEC application for this project, you can find it in the documents tab of this website.
The project, located in central Navajo County, is anticipated to produce approximately 400 megawatts of electricity, using ground-mounted photovoltaic solar panels. The project will connect to the existing electrical grid via a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line.
In Arizona, any developer planning to construct a transmission line designed to operate at 115 kV or more must file with the Arizona Corporation Commission ("ACC") an application for a CEC. The matter is heard first by the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee who then makes a recommendation to the ACC. The Committee holds meetings and hearings that are open to the public. The ACC must then approve the Application before the transmission line is built. Details on the public hearing will be posted here no later than Friday, November 13, 2020.
If you are not able to attend the hearing but would like more information, or would like a hard copy of the CEC application mailed to you, please contact Susan Innis at (303) 557-4502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the life of the project, Hashknife is projected to pay millions of dollars in property taxes, lease payments to landowners, salaries to employees, and payments for local goods and services, resulting in a significant increase in economic activity in the Navajo county area. Local schools and county infrastructure will benefit from the increase in tax revenue.
The Hashknife Energy Center is an unparalleled development
opportunity for Navajo County, with millions to be invested in the local
economy over the life of the project. We selected Navajo County for
this project after intense and careful evaluation due to the:
• Verified, strong solar resource
• Existing transmission lines limiting the need for new infrastructure
• Expansive ranchland and landowners who are excited to participate in the project
• Geography well-suited to solar construction
• Proximity to state highways and I-40
We are committed to our local host communities and look forward to continuing to work closely with Navajo County, contributing to the area's economic development, and to providing an additional supply of clean, sustainable energy in Arizona.
To avoid and minimize impacts to wildlife and other natural resources, Invenergy's in-house Environmental Compliance team works with state and federal agencies and other interested stakeholders to site, build, and operate our facilities responsibly.
All County roads and infrastructure will be left in the same or better condition than they were prior to their use for the construction.