Green Power Leadership
Hayward was honored with the US EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award for renewable energy generation at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The award recognizes US EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves using on-site renewable energy applications, such as solar photovoltaic or landfill gas. The Wastewater Treatment Facility is currently generating nearly 11 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually from solar and biogas energy systems, which is enough green power to meet more than 100 percent of the facility’s electricity use. Excess energy from the co-generation system and all of the solar energy from the one-megawatt solar system is being routed to other City facilities.
Council Member Mendall received the national award on behalf of the City on October 19 at the 2015 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Arlington, Virginia. Along with General Motors and New Belgium Brewing Company, the City was among the three entities nationwide to receive a Leadership Award for on-site green power generation.
The Wastewater Treatment Facility currently ranks No. 20 (right above Google!) on EPA’s Top 30 On-site Generation list, which highlights EPA Green Power Partners that have achieved the highest annual on-site green power generation through July 6, 2015. EPA up-dates its Top Partner Lists quarterly.