Ameresco building 2.4-MW community solar project for Town of Sturbridge
Written By: Stratton Report
December 5, 2016
On December 5, Ameresco, Inc., announced it has started construction of the Town of Sturbridge’s long-awaited 2.4-MW community solar facility under a 20-year PPA. Ameresco predicts that this will provide the town with millions of dollars in electricity cost savings over the duration of the contract.
Per Ameresco, fifty percent of annual electricity generated from the facility will be used by the Town in the form of metering credits, and the other half by the community solar program which will deliver the green power to residents in the region.
Leon Gaumond, Town Administrator, Sturbridge noted: “We are excited that the Town’s solar project is finally moving forward. This project will go a long way to meet the Town’s energy goal of increasing our alternative energy production.”
Michael T. Bakas, Senior Vice President, Ameresco remarked:
“It’s a pleasure for Ameresco to partner with the Town of Sturbridge and the greater community to build and manage this new renewable energy project. We commend Town leadership for being fiscally prudent in selecting a project that will generate long-term savings and admire the community’s commitment to sustainability.”Renew
The project is expected to be completed and operational in early 2017.