Bighorn Solar Project
The World’s First Steel Mill Powered by Solar Power
In an Era of Environmental Consciousness and Economic Challenges
manufacturers are turning to Behind-The-Meter Generation. The Bighorn Solar Project in Pueblo, Colorado exemplifies this shift and stands as a prime example of a crucial strategy for industrial manufacturers to reduce emissions and increase their competitiveness.
EVRAZ North America Rocky Mountain Steel Mill Now Profits From
300 MW / 613,400 MWh of solar power per year
generated by over 750,000 solar panels on 1,800 acres of land.
90% of energy demand secured
433,770 metric tons of CO2 saved per year.
equivalent number of gasoline vehicles removed from the roads.
local jobs created.
Long-Term Price Certainty Secured
by entering into a 20-year, fixed-rate Power Purchase Agreement with Bighorn Solar, the steel mill has access to affordable and steady electricity prices. This arrangement has enabled the steel mill to continue operating in Pueblo and make investments in its future, thereby supporting over 1,000 local jobs.