27 Dec '17, 7pm

San Francisco trains to run on #wind:

San Francisco trains to run on #wind:

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) signed deals to buy 61.7MW from NextEra Energy Resources' Sky River project, which is being repowered, and from a new 45MW solar project built by developer Recurrent Energy. Both sites are situated in Kern County in central California, south of the Bay Area, and are due to be completed by 1 January, 2021, BART stated. The power deals follow BART’s adoption of its Wholesale Electricity Portfolio Policy in April, in which it pledged to "support low and stable operating costs" and "maximise the use of low-carbon, zero-carbon and renewable electricity supply". In May, BART issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy projects to contribute to its approximately 400,000MWh/year power demand for its service around the Bay Area. Former San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno had introduced a bill in 2015 enabling BART to directly renewable ...

Full article: https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1452656/san-fran...

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