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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Administrator joins San Francisco Bay government agencies to celebrate nations largest solar energy partnership

Contact Information: 
Suzanne Skadowski U.S. EPA (skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov)

SAN FRANCISCO - On May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Alameda County to recognize the largest collaborative in the nation among government agencies to site renewable energy at their facilities. Administrator McCarthy, the federal government's point person for the battle against climate change, will be joined by Bay Area officials and solar industry executives at the West Winton Landfill in Hayward, a centerpiece of the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project, a partnership of 19 public agencies in four Bay Area counties involving 186 Bay Area facilities for a total of 31 megawatts of solar power. The West Winton Landfill will be repurposed by installing 19,000 photovoltaic solar panels to generate over 6 megawatts of renewable power -- the first of its kind in the Bay Area and one of the largest in California.

Gina McCarthy, U.S. EPA Administrator
Ahmad Chatila, President & CEO, SunEdison
Russell Hancock, President & CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Richard Valle, Supervisor, District 2, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Susan S. Muranishi, County Administrator, Alameda County
Bill Harrison, Mayor, City of Fremont

Wed., May 13, 2015
Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Event Start Time: 11:00 AM

West Winton Landfill at 4001 Winton Boulevard, Hayward.

*** RSVP REQUIRED: News media please RSVP to Suzanne Skadowski, 415-972-3165, skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov and online at http://r-rep.splashthat.com/ with your media affiliation and contact information. Press must bring credentials for access. ***