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Wed. May 13, Hayward, Calif. -- EPA Administrator McCarthy joins San Francisco Bay Area agencies to celebrate nations largest solar energy partnership

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

SAN FRANCISCO - On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Bay Area agencies to celebrate the nation's largest local government collaborative for solar power and launch the nation's first federal solar partnership. 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 a regional solar partnership of 19 local agencies in four Bay Area counties involving 186 solar facilities for a total of 31 megawatts of solar power. The 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. McCarthy is also announcing the launch of a federal solar project, the first federal partnership to purchase solar power across multiple agencies, which was inspired by the success of the regional solar project and other Bay Area efforts. Like the regional project, the federal partnership -- Forest Service, Department of Energy, and General Services Administration -- will take advantage of economies of scale in solar installation at nine federal sites in San Jose, Menlo Park, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Bruno, Santa Rosa, Carson City, Reno, and Mare Island.

Gina McCarthy, U.S. EPA Administrator
Richard Valle, Supervisor, District 2, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Susan S. Muranishi, County Administrator, Alameda County
Bill Harrison, Mayor, City of Fremont
Sam Youneszadeh, Managing Director of Distributed Generation Sales for Western USA at SunEdison
Russell Hancock, President & CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

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

West Winton Landfill at 4001 Winton Boulevard, Hayward

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