Multi Site Solar Photovoltaic Project

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Clean Energy Program: Multi Site Solar Photovoltaic Project


The District’s Clean Energy Program will implement solar photovoltaic systems at several District facilities and properties. The program will be implemented over several fiscal years under Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with a solar developer in order to maximize value to the District while enhancing the environmental sustainability of the District’s operations. The Clean Energy Program could reduce carbon emissions by over 1,000 tons annually and significantly reduce the District’s energy costs over the life of the program. 

 

Location: 

In the cities of Fremont and Newark, at several District Owned sites within the District’s service area. 

 

Status: 

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued to contract with one Solar Developer to finance, design, permit, build, commission, own, operate and maintain multiple solar photovoltaic (PV) systems located on up to seven (7) District -owned sites (“Project”). The project is expected to be awarded in late 2020. 

Two (2) Project sites require environmental review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declarations (IS/MNDs) for these sites have been prepared for public review and comment and are linked below. The review and comment period will begin on September 2, 2020 and end on October 2, 2020. The ACWD Board of Directors is currently scheduled to receive staff’s recommendation regarding adoption of the final IS/MNDs on December 10, 2020.

 

CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Declaration – Whitfield Reservoir Site (PDF)

CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Declaration – Pits T1 and T2 (PDF)


 

Project Information

Construction will be divided into two different phases to accommodate and coordinate with District Capitol Improvements at the District owned facilities included in this program.

Anticipated Phase One Construction Start: Spring 2021. Expected completion of Phase One – Third Quarter of 2021.

Anticipated Phase Two Construction Start: Second Quarter of 2023. Expected completion of Phase Two – First Quarter of 2025.

 

Project Engineer – During RFP Process and CEQA Adoption: Greg Watson

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Project Engineer – During Construction: Shane O’Nesky

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