Apache Generating Station
Apache Generating Station generates a total of 625 megawatts (MW) near Cochise, Arizona.
AEPCO continues to diversify its energy portfolio. In addition to natural gas and coal units, we generate 20 MW of renewable energy at Apache Solar Project at Apache Station.
AEPCO owns Apache Generating Station at Cochise, Arizona, south of Willcox and east of Benson.
megawatts of combined gross generating capacity
steam generating units:
- ST2 (natural gas)
- ST3 (coal/natural gas)
Class Member distribution cooperatives that receive wholesale power in:
- Southern Arizona
- Western New Mexico
- Northwestern Arizona
meters of power provided
Represents more than 420,000 individual residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial member/consumers.
AEPCO is one of 63 generation and transmission electric cooperatives in the nation.
David Landwerlen, manager of instrument and electrical maintenance, developed a process with his team to customize and optimize a vital tool—a distributive control system.
Positioning for the Future
From reducing fuel costs to implementing new efficiencies, we are positioning Arizona G&T Cooperatives to become even more competitive.
At the same time, we maintain our strong commitment to:
Fast Facts About Steam Units 2 and 3
feet of electric cable,
equal to 644 miles
kilovolt-amperes (KVA) capacity of GE turbine-generator
Pounds per square gauge (PSIG)
feet: height of steam units
cubic yards of concrete,
equal to 450 miles of sidewalk
Revolutions per minute (RPM)
pounds per hour at 1,005 F: steam generation
tons of structural steel in each boiler unit