Pennsylvania wastewater treatment plant now powered by 3-MW solar project

SolRiver Capital, a national solar investment fund, announced the completion of a 3 MWAC utility-scale solar project that provides clean energy to the Westmoreland County Municipality (MAWC).

The MAWC solar project was one of the first projects completed under the revised Virtual Net Aggregate Metering Program approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, which allows customers to offset on-site consumption by using PV electricity generated at nearby locations. land owned or leased by the same customer.

“With this solar energy project, we hope to offset some of the energy needs of our largest wastewater treatment plant. While this green power plant is beneficial to the environment, it will also make our plant more resilient to power supply issues and lock in electricity rates that will save the government and its customers money,” said Michael F. Kukura, resident manager at the Municipal Authority. of Westmoreland County.

The project with MAWC is SolRiver Capital’s first solar project to come online in Pennsylvania.

“Westmoreland County City Council has been a remarkable partner in bringing this project to a successful conclusion. We are excited to see that the power produced by this facility covers nearly all of the onsite electricity demand for MAWC Hunker’s wastewater treatment plant,” said Brandon Conard, partner at SolRiver Capital.

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