ADDING 10 MEGAWATTS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO
TAHOE, Calif., (December 9, 2019) - Liberty Utilities (CalPeco Electric) LLC announced today that its recently constructed Turquoise Solar Facility has been brought online, adding 10 megawatts of solar to the utility's renewable energy portfolio. With the new facility producing at full capacity, Liberty Utilities, serving the greater Lake Tahoe area, increases its total solar generation to 60 megawatts, or approximately 30 percent of customers' total annual energy consumption.
Located off Interstate 80, just east of Sparks, Nev., the Turquoise Solar Facility is comprised of 160,500 First Solar panels. In February 2017, Liberty Utilities took its first step toward its goal of 100 percent renewable energy with the launch of its first-ever solar generation facility, the 50MW Luning Solar Facility.
"Liberty Utilities is committed to clean and renewable power generation," said Travis Johnson, Vice President of Operations for Liberty Utilities. "The addition of the Turquoise Solar Facility brings us one step closer to our goal of providing 100 percent renewable energy."
Liberty Utilities anticipates additional renewable energy projects to support Liberty Utilities' goal to provide 100 percent renewable energy to its customers.
"Liberty Utilities and our parent company, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., are unequivocally committed to adopting a sustainable energy source for current and future generations," said Chris Alario, President of Liberty Utilities' California operations. "We intend to be one of the first electric utilities in the country to support our customers' energy consumption needs using 100 percent renewable sources."
For additional information about Liberty Utilities or its sustainability efforts, customers are asked to visit http://libertyutilities.com/cleanenergy/ or call 1-800-782-2506.
About Liberty Utilities
Liberty Utilities Co. owns and operates regulated water, wastewater, natural gas and electric transmission and distribution utilities in 13 states and New Brunswick. We deliver responsive and reliable essential services to over 800,000 customers. With a local approach to management, service and support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, and programs for businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience, and an unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Brunswick, Canada. For more information, please visit www.LibertyUtilities.com<http://www.LibertyUtilities.com>.
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