Paso Robles JUSD: Solar Explained With Superintendent Chris Williams

March 22, 2018

ForeFront Power’s partnership with Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is a great example of our ability to maximize a customer’s energy savings along with their solar footprint. Our team worked with Paso Robles JUSD to conceptualize, design, develop, and finance solar power at six district schools, totaling 1.7 megawatts (MW).

The portfolio maximized the District’s energy savings by utilizing carports that capitalize on available solar options like Net Energy Meter Aggregation (NEMA) and solar-friendly rate tariff, A-6. Moreover, the District was able to leverage a Power Purchase Agreement financing mechanism that offered the benefits of solar energy with no upfront cost.

The six projects across Paso Robles JUSD include the Culinary Arts Academy (Maintenance Center), Kermit King Elementary, Peterson Elementary, Pifer Elementary, Paso Robles High, and Flamson Middle.

WATCH: THE STORY BEHIND the DECISION TO ADOPT SOLAR

The video below shares the story from the perspective of Superintendent Chris Williams. He describes the District's motivations for solar, the procurement process through SPURR, and overall impact on the community.

 

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