Commend California Energy Company for New Solar Plant

Solar Plant

Target: Governor of California, Jerry Brown

Goal: Commend the California company NRG Energy for its commencement of commercial operations of the new Alpine Solar Generating Station.

On February 1st, 2013, NRG Energy, through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, completed the new 66MW Alpine Solar Generating Station. This is currently the largest fully operation photovoltaic facility in the state of California. Commend NRG Energy for its work to provide clean, emissions-free energy and keep our natural environment safe.

Electricity from the new Alpine Solar array is being sold under a 20-year agreement to Pacific Gas & Electric and its customers. NRG Energy‘s new plant will generate enough sustainable energy to power approximately 53,000 typical homes at peak daytime capacity. Use of this facility will avoid the emission of 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. This is the equivalent of removing over 6,600 vehicles from our highways. “The Alpine Generating Station is the latest example of our success in developing solar projects that create construction jobs and meet the demands of local utilities for cost-competitive renewable sources of electricity,” Randy Hickok, Senior Vice President of NRG Solar, said. “Large-scale solar generation like Alpine and other NRG solar sites provide clean energy during the hottest part of the day when it’s needed most, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and the resulting carbon emissions.”

Fong Wan, Senior Vice President of Energy Procurement for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, also commented on the completion of the Alpine Solar project: “Pacific Gas and Electric Company remains committed to providing our customers with a comprehensive portfolio of energy resources that incorporates all forms of cost-effective clean energy as California marches forward into a clean energy future. PG&E delivers some of the cleanest energy in the nation to our customers, more than half of which comes from sources which are carbon-free. The Alpine Solar Generating Station will help PG&E grow its clean energy portfolio and make progress towards California’s 33 percent renewable energy goal.”

NRG boasts a renewable energy portfolio that powers thousands of homes and businesses across three states. Alpine Solar is its eighth largest facility. The clean energy produced at this new plant provides a sustainable alternative for PG&E and its customers, preventing the emission of thousands of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This work should not go unnoticed. Sign this petition to ask California Governor Jerry Brown to commend NRG Energy for its completion of the Alpine Solar Generating Station.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Brown,

NRG Energy, through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, began commercial operations of the new Alpine Solar Generating Station in California on February 1, 2013. The recently completed photovoltaic facility provides 66MW of clean emissions-free electricity, which is being sold to Pacific Gas & Electric and its customers under a 20-year contract. The energy from this plant is enough to power 53,000 typical homes at peak daytime capacity. Use of this facility will avoid the emission of 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, equivalent to removing over 6,600 cars from the road.

The work of this energy company provides a sustainable alternative for customers and prevents massive unnecessary emissions into our atmosphere. It has demonstrated its commitment to the environment through the construction of other renewable facilities across three states, providing power to thousands of homes and businesses. I urge you to commend NRG Energy for its completion of the Alpine Solar Generating Station, keeping our planet safe.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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