COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECT TAKING RESERVATIONS
JULY 17, 2015
We hope you enjoyed watching our 90 kW photovoltaic project located along U.S. 93 near Panaca being constructed. We are very proud of the entire staff who have made this project a reality. As our customers know, a portion of the project is being made available as a community solar project. A letter is being sent to all of our retail customers providing further details about participation in the community solar project. Under the concept of community solar, a public utility such as the Power District constructs a solar project at a central location and takes subscriptions from those customers wishing to participate in the project. Credits are then applied in the form of energy offsets on the monthly electric bills of those customers who own shares. Although the concept of a community solar project is hard to grasp at first, it is very similar to the concept of owning a share of water from an irrigation district. In 2014 we conducted a survey to assess our customer’s level of interest. The survey showed many of our customers were interested and now with the cost barriers dramatically reduced we think the interest will be even greater.
We are now ready to move forward with those customers who are interested in owning one or more shares of the project. If you have interest, please contact the Power District at 775-962-5122 and ask to be placed on the interested customer list. There is no obligation to purchase a share by being on the interested customer list. By being on the list you will be contacted directly and invited to attend a meeting to learn specific details regarding participation in the project. We anticipate the meetings with our interested customers to occur during August. Following the meetings, those wishing to participate in the community solar project will be allowed to purchases shares on a first-come first-serve basis.