Development of a 11.2 MW Multi-Campus Solar Project. Mount Diablo Unified School District. October 26, 2010. Agenda. System Specifications Project Team. Economic Benefits Environmental Achievements Educational Opportunities. System Overview. Corporate Strength O&M Services
Mount Diablo Unified School District
October 26, 2010
PG&E is largely dependent upon natural gas, an expensive and volatile source of power.
California nuclear plants are being decommissioned, not replaced
Map of the United States Showing Locations of Sites Undergoing Decommissioning:
Source: PG&E, http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/systemworks/electric/energymix/index.shtml
Source: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Neither choice is cost or risk free (i.e., electricity is not free)
– Not doing solar means continuing to purchase ~ 21 million kWh ($3.68 million) per year of electricity at unknown but likely increasing rates over the life of the system.
– Doing solar would reduce PG&E usage by ~17 million kWh per year and would enable the District to capture ~$16 million in CSI incentive payments during the first 5 years.
Energy Bill Savings
*Annual Current Energy Bill is based on PG&E rate tariff as of June 1st, 2010
(Historical Energy Bill $3,365,134)
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