The Port of Oakland’s stake in a newly expanded solar array at Antelope Valley Solar Ranch has just come online. This solar project is now delivering renewable energy to the Port of Oakland. The Port owns and operates its own utility which then sells electricity to tenants including those at Oakland International Airport and the Oakland Seaport. The Port agreed to purchase approximately 11,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually from this solar farm in Lancaster, California.
“This is a project that has been six years in the making,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan. “Using renewable power sources to meet our energy needs is another important step towards zero-emissions and a greener port.”
Thirty percent of the Port’s power comes from solar.
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