When the County of Fresno embarked on reportedly “the largest public sector solar system in Fresno County,” they turned to SPURR’s Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program. The REAP Program helps school districts, community college districts, and other public agencies in California leverage a SPURR Master Contract awarded to ForeFront Power, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., through SPURR’s most recent competitive RFP process for solar and energy storage.
The ground-mount solar system comprises nearly 9,000 panels and is expected to supply 80% of the county’s Juvenile Justice Center’s annual electric load. The system is projected to generate $17 million in avoided costs over the 20-year contract term.
The project also protects the county from volatile, rising energy costs, and has knock-on effects for the community like improving air quality.
The local Fresno ABC TV station recently ran a story on the installation, which you can watch here.
This is a huge win for the County of Fresno and its residents. As municipalities in California look for solar energy – not to mention cost avoidance and insulation from energy market fluctuations – SPURR stands ready to help them expedite the process and get the best possible results.
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