We spend approximately $55k each year to power the Sewer Plant. Yesterday we entered into an agreement with COOLEARTH of Livermore to install a solar-voltaic array at the plant. The Board requested proposals from a broad range of vendors .. Not many were interested. Andy Brechwald was managing this effort and he found they were either interested in residential projects or very large industrial projects. Our size & location worked against us . We did get three proposals. JKB out of Turlock proposed $356,093; Bendix Electric from Twain Harte was at $416,980 and the COOLEARTH proposal was $376,600. The proposers from Turlock withdrew their bid after a site visit. We have received USFS approvals and the vendor is underway. We will pay the project off as it is completed and recover the funds from our normal PG&E budget. In approximately 5 years we will have paid off the system.
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