Regional Power Purchase Initiative Plans 14.4 MW Purchase

The County of Santa Clara, Calif., and several partnering cities, VTA, Rethink Waste and Joint Venture Silicon Valley have launched the Regional Renewable Power Purchase Initiative, a multi-jurisdiction renewable energy procurement effort.

According to the County of Santa Clara, this is the U.S.' largest public renewable energy procurement in terms of both number of sites and number of jurisdictions participating, although not in total installed capacity. Sites include office rooftops, carports, water-storage tanks, bus depots, senior centers, parking garages and health centers.

The purchase, with a total planned solar capacity of 14.4 MW, will include renewable power for a total of 70 sites across 43 separate locations, with nine participating cities and agencies lead by the County of Santa Clara.

Phase I of the project is expected to be completed in 2011.

SOURCE: County of Santa Clara

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