PG&E Awards Solar Rebate to Pacific Power

Pacific Power Management, LLC, has completed the design and installation of a 132-kilowatt (kW) solar electric system for the Van De Pol Petroleum headquarters, a distributor based in Stockton, California.

The $1.1 million project qualifies for a $462,287 rebate from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Self Generation Incentive Program. Based on annual figures, the new system will generate enough electricity to reduce Van De Pol’s electric bills completely, an average of $3,900 per month. “As a local energy provider, we felt it was important to conserve our natural resources and use alternative, renewable sources of power where possible,” said president Ron Van De Pol. “Also, it made sense from a business standpoint. Our electricity bill is estimated to be 80-90% lower on a yearly basis. It also means that our communities can breathe easier.” PG&E’s self-generation incentive program is part of the company’s broader commitment to renewable energy. More than fifty percent of the energy it provides comes from emission-free sources such as solar, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, biomass and waste. “We applaud Van De Pol Enterprises for their vision and wisdom to better manage their energy costs while also helping the environment,” said Helen Burt, senior vice president and chief customer officer at PG&E. “Advancing solar is consistent with our customers’ energy vision and our goals of encouraging the development of clean and renewable power.”

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