With the recent plan from the state governor to make the whole state powered 50 percent off of renewables, this is their next step.
They plan to put SMUD’s Greenergy program to use by using their facilities for all renewable types. Much of the energy will also come from Stone Lakes solar energy project.
This is a three year contract that is estimated to produce 108 gigawatt hours of energy via the renewable energy projects, which will offset much of the carbon emissions that are being made by fossil fuels. The amount of energy being produced is about enough to power 3,000 local homes.
One thing for California citizens to remember is that this $216,000 a year project is being payed for with their tax money. The state does have enough support to make this possible, but with the fact that it’s being payed for with tax money may make a difference to some.