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W Power Celebrates the Holiday Season with their Friends and Neighbors in Stanton

December 5,  2019 – Stanton, CA – The atmosphere was quite festive outside the newly remodeled city hall with the Rancho Alamitos High School Choir singing holiday carols prior to the arrival of Santa Claus on the fire engine.  This special evening focused on holidays around the world, and included tasty refreshments and youth activities.  W Power participated by handing out chocolate chip cookies to friends and neighbors enjoying the community event.


Kara Miles, President of W Power (left) and Carmen Gratais among the young-at-heart enjoying the holiday event in Stanton.

 

W Power Continues To Demonstrate Strong Leadership and Community Commitment Through its Sponsorship of the North Orange County (NOC) Leadership Academy

A graduation ceremony recently celebrated completion for the NOC Leadership Academy Class of 2019. W Power provided key corporate sponsorship of the program presented by the North Orange County Chamber (NOCC).

The NOC Leadership Academy provides professionals with access to the centers of influence throughout the region and teaches them how to utilize these resources for the benefit of their businesses. The curriculum typically focuses on core areas throughout NOC. Individuals may choose to participate in the full certificate program or may purchase seminars individually, based on their interests and needs.

The yearlong program focused on topics such as Manufacturing, Public Health, Non-Profits, Tourism, Transportation, Government, Education, Energy, Public Works and Public Safety.

“W Power really enjoys participation in these types of programs that groom our future business and community leaders to be successful in their endeavors and give back to their communities”, said Kara Miles, President of W Power.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).


(The 2019 Graduating Class)

 

W Power Sponsors the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Excellence Awards

June 19, 2019 – Fullerton, CA – W Power was a Chairman’s Circle sponsor for the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Excellence Awards at the Summit House.

Kara Miles, President of W Power (left) and Greg Lamberg (right) participated in the award dinner and silent auction at the Summit House

 

W Power Continues to Champion Women in Business by Sponsoring the 2019 SHE Influences Conference

March 8, 2019 – Fullerton, CA – W Power proudly sponsored this year’s SHE InfluencesTM Conference. SHE is an acronym for “speaks”, “hears” and “empowers”.  The SHE InfluencesTM Conference brings together some of North Orange County’s most successful and influential women to discuss business, leadership, personal and professional development.

This year’s Conference included presentations from women executives from throughout Orange County.  Topics included: “The Power of Gratitude”, “How Confident Women Reach Their Goals”, “Be the Change you Want to See in the World”, “Breaking Glass Ceilings…Women in STEM”, and “The New World of the Gig Economy”.   The Conference was hosted by the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, The Brea Chamber of Commerce and the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce and was attended by over 100 professional women.

“W Power is delighted to participate in and help bring these programs to North Orange County.  With our 20 year investment in Stanton, we plan on being a positive force for professional women in the region for years to come”, said Kara Miles, President of W Power.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).

SHE Influences Conference Participants(A Photo of this year’s North Orange County SHE Influences Conference Participants)

 

W Power Breaks Ground on the Stanton Energy Reliability Center – A State-of-the-Art Hybrid Energy Storage and Production Facility

February 11, 2019 – Stanton, CA – “GOOD MORNING STANTON!”, said an elated Judi Dittmer, Chairwoman of W Power, to a large crowd at the site of what will soon be the Stanton Energy Reliability Center (SERC).  A number of speakers had an opportunity to share their thoughts and wish W Power well at this festive occasion including Stan Mayor David Shawvers, Theresa Harvey, the Chairwoman of the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Ernesto Medrano from the Los Angeles and Orange County Building Trades and Harold Dittmer, the President and CEO of Wellhead, who patented the EGT® hybrid technology being utilized.  Wellhead affiliates will also manage the construction, start-up and long-term operations and maintenance of the facility.

SERC will utilize a state-of-the-art hybrid technology developed and patented by Wellhead. Southern California Edison has upgraded a few of its facilities to utilize this technology and SERC will be the first new build of this technology.  “We believe that this is the technology of the future and will provide the bridge that California needs to a carbon free future,” stated Hal Dittmer, President and CEO of Wellhead.

“This has been a long journey over which we have built a wonderful partnership with the City of Stanton.  How fitting that we are breaking ground on one of the most modern and sophisticated energy reliability centers anywhere in the world on Thomas Edison’s Birthday”, commented Kara Miles, President of W Power.

SERC is slated to come on-line in time for the Summer of 2020.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).SERC Groundbreaking

 

W Power on Hand in Stanton at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to Spread Holiday Cheer as it Readies the Stanton Energy Reliability Center to Start Construction in 2019.

December 7, 2018 – Stanton, CA – The mood was quite festive at Stanton’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  W Power has a lot to celebrate in the City of Stanton this year and was on hand to share in the Holiday Cheer as it passed out W Power Holiday Cookies.

W Power has been working closely with the City of Stanton for over 5 years now to develop the Stanton Energy Reliability Center, a state-of-the-art hybrid energy storage and generation project that will help secure the energy reliability of the North Orange County Region.  Final permits were received in November of this year and W Power plans on closing financing and commencing construction early in 2019.

“The City of Stanton has been a fantastic partner with which to develop this project.  W Power is excited to be in Stanton, today and for the years to come – this is truly a very special community”, said Kara Miles, President of W Power.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).

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Kara Miles, President of W Power (right) and Julie Colgert (left) participated in the Stanton Holiday Festivities

 

W Power Demonstrates Strong Leadership and Community Commitment Through its Sponsorship of the North Orange County (NOC) Leadership Academy

November 15, 2018 – Fullerton, CA – A graduation ceremony recently celebrated completion for the NOC Leadership Academy Class of 2018. W Power provided key corporate sponsorship of the program presented by the North Orange County Chamber (NOCC).

The NOC Leadership Academy provides professionals with access to the centers of influence throughout the region and teaches them how to utilize these resources for the benefit of their businesses. The curriculum typically focuses on core areas throughout NOC. Individuals may choose to participate in the full certificate program or may purchase seminars individually, based on their interests and needs.

The yearlong program focused on topics such as Manufacturing, Public Health, Non-Profits, Tourism, Transportation, Government, Education, Energy, Public Works and Public Safety.

“W Power really enjoys participation in these types of programs that groom our future business and community leaders to be successful in their endeavors and give back to their communities”, said Kara Miles, President of W Power.

“We couldn’t provide a program as intensive as the Leadership Academy without partnership from the business community.  W Power has been a great partner in their support of the NOC Chamber of Commerce and more specifically their sponsorship of the Leadership Academy”, said Theresa Harvey, President of the NOCCC.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).

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(The 2018 NOC LA Graduating Class)

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(W Power was a key Sponsor of this year’s Program)

 

California Energy Commission Closes the Evidentiary Record on Stanton Energy Reliability Center – Final Approvals Expected Later this Year

August 2, 2018 – Stanton, CA – The California Energy Commission held its Evidentiary Hearing in Stanton today, followed by a public comment session. The hearing was uneventful since W Power and the CEC Staff were in agreement on the Final Staff Assessment, which found that the Stanton Energy Reliability Center would not create any significant adverse impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

A public comment period was held at the end of the hearing where a number of elected officials, members of the building trades, and members of the general public expressed their support for the state-of-the-art energy reliability center.  “We are delighted to have achieved this significant milestone on this exciting project.  The support we have received from the City of Stanton and the greater North Orange County community has been amazing.  We look forward to receiving our final approvals, closing financing, and getting construction underway early in 2019,” stated Kara Miles, the President of W Power.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).

 

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva addresses the California Energy Commission at the Evidentiary Hearing held on August 2, 2018 in Stanton, CA

 

Scholarships

W Power Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

 

June 1, 2018 Sacramento, CA – W Power, a California based owner and operator of Community Energy Reliability Centers announced today the recipients of its annual college scholarship program. Students are selected who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) studies; exhibit personal or community leadership; demonstrate financial need; and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

This year’s winners are:

Recipient High School Selected College College Major
Jessica Christine Anderson Delano High School, Delano Bakersfield College Aerospace Engineering
Hang Nguyen Magnolia High School, Stanton UC Irvine Biochemical Engineering
Titan Ngo Rancho Alamitos, Stanton UC San Diego Computer Science
       
       

“W Power has a strong culture of giving back to the communities in which we do business. As business leaders, we have an obligation to invest in future leaders. We are pleased to be able to assist these worthy high school seniors as they embark upon their college careers and become tomorrow’s leaders”, said Kara Miles – President of W Power. W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry.  W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).

 

Stanton Energy Reliability Center Sails Through the CEC’s Preliminary Staff Assessment and Workshop

April 19, 2018 – Stanton, CA – The California Energy Commission published its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) of W Power’s proposed Stanton Energy Reliability Center on March 30, 2018 and held a public workshop to review its findings on April 18th in Stanton California.  The PSA found that the project as proposed would not create any significant adverse impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).   Topics discussed at the workshop included: Biological Resources, Visual Resources, Traffic and Transportation, Noise and Vibration, Socioeconomics, Alternatives, Engineering Design, Project Description, Air Quality, Public Health and Environmental Justice.  A public comment period was held at the end of the workshop where only one comment was made, whereby a member of the public had some questions regarding Environmental Justice which were responded to by the State’s experts.  “We are very pleased to have achieved this significant milestone on this exciting project.  We continue to be humbled by the welcome we have received in the City of Stanton and the tremendous public support this project enjoys,” stated Kara Miles, the President of W power.

W Power is a California certified woman-and-minority owned business enterprise (“WMBE”) focused on doing business in California’s energy industry. W Power develops, builds, owns and operates community energy reliability centers (CERC).

 

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A Photo taken at the PSA Workshop in Stanton, CA on April 18, 2018