The Texan utility replacing coal with solar

El Paso Electric thinks it can be coal-free by 2016 by relying on more utility-scale solar to power much of its 400,000 customers in the sun-drenched state.

Climate Progress

Thanks to new investments in natural gas and utility-scale solar energy, El Paso Electric, a Texas utility with nearly 400,000 customers, announced earlier this month that its electricity mix will be free from coal by 2016.


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