EBMUD in California Builds its Largest Solar Array

Climate change affects every aspect of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’. As EBMUD invests in a sustainable future, it begins its second century of service with the installation of its largest solar array. The Orinda Photovoltaic Solar Energy Project (Orinda PV) will significantly offset greenhouse gas emissions and directly contribute to EBMUD’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030
EBMUD in California Builds its Largest Solar Array

EBMUD is more than tripling its solar energy production capacity with three new photovoltaic installations. The Orinda PV project, below Briones Reservoir in Orinda, is now complete and will generate approximately 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, renewable electricity a year. This 4.6-megawatt (MW) installation will offset 10 percent of EBMUD’s current energy costs.

EBMUD developed the Orinda PV project with TotalEnergies, a global multi-energy company with a U.S. portfolio of 25 GW of solar, wind and battery storage projects, in operations or construction across more than 30 states.

In addition to delivering environmental benefits through zero-emissions electricity production, the Orinda PV project will supply EBMUD with power at a fixed price that will provide $26 million in energy cost savings to EBMUD ratepayers over the 25-year contract term.

“The Orinda PV project represents a leap in EBMUD’s clean energy production and supports our mission to deliver safe and affordable drinking water while protecting the environment,” said EBMUD General Manager Clifford Chan.

This solar installation adds to EBMUD’s other renewable energy projects, including 40 MW of hydroelectric, 11 MW of biogas, 2 MW of existing PV projects, and 210 kW of additional PV under development.

“We applaud EBMUD for investing in clean energy to pursue impressive carbon neutrality goals,” said Eric Potts, Vice President of TotalEnergies Renewables USA.

In the fight against climate change, EBMUD is committed to developing sustainable practices, supporting renewable energy projects, and investing in infrastructure that supports the vibrant communities we serve.


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