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W Power Recognized by North Orange County Chamber of Commerce for Business Excellence and Leadership

June 23, 2017 – Fullerton, CA – In a large awards ceremony held this evening at the Fullerton Airport by the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, W Power received the 2017 North Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence and Leadership Award. W Power was recognized by the Chamber for its leadership in partnering with the City of Stanton on the Stanton Energy Reliability Center, creating a fund to sustainably support ongoing parks maintenance and creating a local scholarship fund for deserving high school seniors pursuing careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Many elected officials were on hand for the awards ceremony and W Power received Certificates of Recognition from: US Congressman Ed Royce (39th district), State Senator Josh Newman (29th district), Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (65th district), The State Board of Equalization, The City of Stanton, The City of Fullerton, and the City of Placentia. 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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Stanton Energy Reliability Center sees an outpouring of public support at the CEC’s Public Site Visit, Environmental Scoping Meeting, and Informational Hearing held on April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 – Stanton, CA – The California Energy Commission held a Public Site Visit, Environmental Scoping Meeting and Informational Hearing for the Stanton Energy Reliability Center at the Stanton Community Center in Stanton California on April 17th, 2017. CEC Commissioner Janea A. Scott, and CEC Hearing Officer Kenneth Celli presided over the meeting. After a bus tour of the project, the meeting introduced the public to the CEC’s siting process and set forth the many ways the public could participate in the proceeding. Presentations were given by the CEC’s Hearing Officer, the CEC’s Project Manager, the CEC’s Public Advisor, and Stanton Energy Reliability Center, LLC. The meeting concluded with Public Comment, during which time there was a massive outpouring of support expressed for the project from local electeds, equipment suppliers, organized labor, and Stanton residents. Not a single negative comment was given. “Quite candidly, we are touched by the level of support the Station Energy Reliability Center is receiving form all stakeholders. We have put a great project together and people are very supportive,” said Kara Miles, President of Stanton Energy Reliability Center, LLC. Over 100 people attended the meeting. The complete transcript from the hearing can be found at: http://docketpublic.energy.ca.gov/PublicDocuments/16-AFC-01/TN217307_20170426T161234_Transcript_of_04172017_Public_Site_Visit_Environmental_Scoping.pdf

 

Station Energy Reliability Center Certified as Data Adequate by the California Energy Commission

March 8, 2017 – Sacramento, Ca – The California Energy Commission certified W Power’s Stanton Energy Reliability Center as Data Adequate by a 5-0 vote. Data Adequacy certifies W Power’s application as complete and certifies that it meets all of the requirements listed in Title 20, section 1704, and Division 2, Chapter 5, Appendix B of the California Code of Regulations.  The commission also assigned the Siting Committee, which consists of two commissioners, a Presiding Member and an Associate Member. Commissioner Janea Scott has been assigned at the Presiding Member and Commissioner Karen Douglass has been assigned as the Associate Member. “W Power is delighted to have achieved this milestone. We look forward to working closely with the California Energy Commission, interested parties and stakeholders to bring this state-of-the-art reliability solution on line as soon as possible,” said Kara Miles, President of W Power. A Public Informational Hearing and Site Visit is being scheduled for April 17th in the City of Stanton. 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).

More information about the Stanton Energy Reliability Center project and the CEC’s siting process can be found at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/stanton/

 

W Power Recognized for its Corporate Leadership and Community Contributions

January 26, 2017 – Stanton, CA – W Power was recognized today by the City of Stanton, CA for its public-private partnership with the City where W Power provided enhancement in tree landscaping in Stanton’s award winning Stanton Central Park. The W Power partnership with the City also provides maintenance for the park for decades. The Award was presented at a City Business Appreciation Luncheon by Stanton Mayor Carol Warren and U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal.

Kara Miles, President of W Power was quoted as follows: “W Power is honored to receive this award and very pleased to be able to enhance the quality of life for the City of Stanton’s residents. Through on-going and open dialogue with the city, W Power will continue to find ways to benefit our public partners. W Power prides itself on being a good corporate citizen and bettering the communities in which we do business”. 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, LLC files Application for Certification (AFC) with the California Energy Commission on October 26, 2016.

The AFC can be viewed at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/Stanton

 

Stanton Energy Reliability Center Announces Sponsorship of Stanton Central Park

Stanton Energy Reliability Center has committed to sponsoring Stanton Central Park by supplying financing for trees and landscaping, as well as supporting the ongoing park maintenance and improvements. The park grand opening is June 25, 2016.

 

Stanton Energy Reliability Center Announces Scholarship Program for Stanton High School Students

Stanton Energy Reliability Center, a community energy reliability center, has announced a new scholarship program for Stanton community high schools. Applicants must be graduating from high school in 2016 and pursuing secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 

W Power Completes Sale of the Nicolis, LLC and Tropico, LLC Solar Projects to Coronal Tulare, LLC, and An Entity of the Panasonic-Coronal Group Strategic Partnership.

December 30, 2015

Sacramento, CA – W Power, a California based owner and operator of power generation facilities announced today the closing of the sale of two solar generating facilities located in Tulare, CA. The Nicolis facility, with a rating of 20 mw’s and the Tropico facility with a rating of 14 mw’s were both sold to Coronal Tulare, LLC, a Panasonic-Coronal Group entity.   While the terms of the purchase and sale remain confidential, both parties will gain significant benefits from the transaction. “We are very pleased with this deal. It underscores the value being created in our development pipeline and creates liquidity to focus on some of the more strategic and mature developments in our portfolio”, 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).

 

W Power scores two solar power purchase agreements with SCE

W Power entered into two 20-year solar photovoltaic power purchase agreements for the Nicolis 20 MWac and Tropico 14 MWac projects to be located near the town of Ducor, in Tulare County, CA.  The projects are expected to reach commercial operations in 2016.  W Power has an additional 136 MW of solar photovoltaic projects under late stage development, also located in Tulare County and Fresno County.

 

Delano Energy Center Awards Scholarships to College-Bound Seniors

Delano Energy Center, a community energy reliability center, has announced the recipients of its 1st 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. Read more