The Kings Canyon Unified School District will soon have solar facilities at 11 locations.
The decision was made by the board during their regularly scheduled meeting on Sep. 25.
Board members approved a partnership with ForeFront Power and SPURR (School Project for Utility Rate Reduction) to provide three megawatts of solar across the district. The projects are expected to save the District up to $8 million in energy costs over 20 years via a Power Purchase Agreement framework with no upfront cost.
KCUSD is contracting with the same company and program recently used by Reedley College and Fresno Unified School District. ForeFront Power has over a decade of renewable industry experience, serving business, public sector and wholesale power customers around the world.
They are an owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a global energy infrastructure and investment leader. SPURR is a joint powers authority dedicated to helping California schools, colleges and local government control and reduce utility expenses.
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