WGL Energy Systems, BayWa complete small solar project in California

WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), on April 6 joined with BayWa r.e. and city officials from Delano, California, to celebrate the opening of a 1.12-MW (dc) photovoltaic solar farm.

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.

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 construction 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 of 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 of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC.

WGL Energy delivers a full ecosystem of energy offerings including natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction, distributed generation and energy efficiency. Parent WGL, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions.

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 U.S.

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