Carlsbad, CA July 11, 2018: MCE and BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC announced today that they have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement for 100% of the output of the Strauss Wind Project.
The project is expected to provide clean energy for over 24,000 homes and save an estimated 223,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually for decades to come.
“We’re proud to be working with BayWa r.e. to continue to expand California’s wind industry,” said Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE. "We're gratified that BayWa r.e. plans to hire locally for construction, helping to support in-state job creation, economic strength, and tackle climate change by transitioning our communities to 100% renewable energy.”
“We applaud MCE for their leadership in expanding their renewable footprint and congratulate them on their recent investment grade credit rating. We look forward to working with MCE on this exciting project,” states Florian Zerhusen, CEO of BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC.
MCE is a not-for-profit, public electricity provider that gives customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, and hydroelectric at competitive rates. MCE provides service to approximately 470,000 California customers in Marin County, Napa County, unincorporated Contra Costa County, and the cities of Benicia, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. For more information about MCE, visit www.mceCleanEnergy.org
About BayWa r.e.:
The international trading conglomerate BayWa AG pools all of its renewable energy activities in its subsidiary BayWa r.e. (renewable energy), which is predominately active in the wind and solar industries. Headquartered in Munich since inception in 1923, BayWa AG is a publicly traded company generating an estimated annual revenue of 15 billion Euros and employs over 17,000 individuals across its three core segments: Agriculture, Building Materials and Energy. With over 1,400 employees working in BayWa r.e. globally, the group has developed and constructed over 2GW and actively provides asset management for over 5GW. BayWa r.e. acquires, develops, constructs and operates renewable energy projects as well as distributing PV components on a wholesale basis. BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC is responsible for the groups North American activities in the wind sector. The company has been active in the U.S. since 2001 and was acquired by BayWa AG in 2011. For more information, please visit www.baywa-re.us
MCE Contact information:
Heather Shepard, Director of Public Affairs
BayWa r.e. Contact information:
BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC