Valley Solar Energy Project will prove to be a huge asset to the valley once
completed.” BBARWA General Manager David Lawrence.
Named Project Developer
Bear Valley Solar Energy Project
8, 2019__Big Bear Lake, California ____
Bear Valley Electric Service Director
Paul Marconi (BVES) announced General Electric’s solar development
business, GE Solar, will serve as the project developer for the Bear Valley Solar Energy Project
(BVSEP). GE Solar has successfully developed more than 140 solar projects in
North America and plans to partner with local businesses for site management
and construction that is scheduled to commence in June 2019.
excited to formalize this agreement with General Electric to lead development
of the Bear Valley Solar Energy Project,” said BVES Director Paul Marconi. “GE
Solar has an impressive track record in the solar industry and has successfully
developed projects throughout the United States that help communities create
long-term renewable energy solutions.”
BVSEP is a solar energy venture that will include the installation of a solar
field at the Big Bear Area Regional
Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) headquarters in Big Bear. Solar panels that
rotate with the sun will have the ability to produce an additional 8 megawatts
of solar energy for the electric grid, which is enough to power approximately
4,000 homes and represents approximately 11% of the energy supplied today. The
cost-effective energy solution will improve system reliability and reduce the
cost to provide power.
transition to a sustainable energy source is a big step for the community, but
an important one to take to ensure long-term reliability of service and reduce
costs, while having a positive environmental impact,” said GE
Solar’s Head of Origination, Eric Pollock. “We look forward to partnering with BVES,
BBARWA and the Big Bear community to bring solar to the mountain.”
project has been a goal of ours for quite some time, and we are confident
General Electric is the right partner to successfully bring it to fruition,”
said BBARWA General Manager David Lawrence. “The Bear Valley Solar Energy
Project will prove to be a huge asset to the valley once completed.”
additional information about the Bear Valley Solar Energy Project, customers
are encouraged to call 800.808.BVES (2837).
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Bear Valley Electric Service
is a division of Golden State Water Company (GSWC),
which is a wholly owned water and electric utility
subsidiary of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR).
GSWC provides water service to approximately 259,000
customers in 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and
Southern California. Through its BVES division, the Company also distributes
electricity to over 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear and surrounding
areas in San Bernardino County, Calif.