WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WGL Energy Systems (WGL Energy), a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), today joined with BayWa r.e. and city officials from Delano, California to celebrate the opening of a 1.12-megawatt direct current (MW DC) photovoltaic solar farm at a ribbon cutting ceremony held near the project site in the city of Delano. The fully installed solar array is designed to power Delano’s Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The solar array is expected to produce more than 2,370 megawatt hours (MWh) per year of electricity, enough to power more than 140 homes and avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking approximately 340 cars off the road each year.
WGL Energy, which currently has more than 170 MW DC of distributed solar power capacity under contract in markets across the U.S., owns and operates the facility under a 24-year power purchase agreement (PPA). WGL Energy operates 15 solar arrays throughout California, with a combined capacity of over 20 MW DC.
The solar array consists of 3,640 solar panels installed across seven acres of property owned by the city of Delano. BayWa r.e. developed the project, providing engineering, procurement and construction services. The project began in December, 2015 and was completed in March, 2016.
“WGL Energy is committed to offering renewable energy answers, and we are proud to provide a cost-effective energy source to Delano city,” said Sanjiv Mahan, president, WGL Energy.
“BayWa r.e. is pleased to have developed, designed and built a best-in-class solar facility, and to have closely collaborated on a successful project with WGL Energy and city officials,” said Jam Attari, CEO, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC.
“The city of Delano is honored to continue its track record of high quality services for our residents, businesses and government agencies,” said Maribel Reyna, City Manager, City of Delano.
About WGL Energy
WGL Energy delivers a full ecosystem of energy offerings including natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction, distributed generation and energy efficiency provided by WGL Energy Services, Inc. (formerly Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.) and WGL Energy Systems, Inc. (formerly Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc.). To learn more, visit us at www.wglenergy.com. Follow us at @wglenergy on Twitter and WGL Energy on LinkedIn.
WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more information, visit us at www.wgl.com. Follow us at @WGLanswers on Twitter and WGL on LinkedIn.
About BayWa r.e.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BayWa AG and combines the activities of the solar, wind, bio- and geothermal energy business sectors. BayWa r.e.’s core markets are Europe and the USA. The German based company is a "full-service-partner", employing around 870 and drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the market. Today, BayWa r.e. develops, realizes, consults on and supports renewable energy projects. In addition, the company operates and maintains renewable energy plants. Further business activities include wholesaling PV components, as well as purchasing and trading in green energy.
BayWa r.e.’s US subsidiaries are active in the solar and wind markets of the Americas. They focus on projects and O&M business and the distribution of PV components. BayWa r.e.’s parent company, BayWa AG, is an international trading and service enterprise with core areas of business in the agriculture, energy and construction sectors. For more information, visit www.baywa-re.us/
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