Construction in Mammoth Lakes, CA is underway for the new, state-of-the-art Casa Diablo IV geothermal project being developed by Ormat Technologies in partnership with CCCE and SVCE. This geothermal project is the first within California ISO balancing authority area in 30 years! Geothermal is an important part of CCCE’s pathway to 100% renewable energy as it provides a constant, renewable power source that is available 24/7, unlike solar and wind which are intermittent. Central Coast Community Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy together will receive 14 MW.
Casa Diablo IV is expected to provide 30 MW of electricity, enough to power 22,000 homes and offset 160,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. The project is estimated to bring over $13 MM in economic benefits to the Mammoth Lakes region and create more than 180 construction jobs. Read more about the project in CCCE’s press release and share our announcement post on Twitter and Facebook.
Don’t Miss Out! Public schools and school districts within Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz County who are current or enrolling CCCE customers are eligible to apply for program funding covering 50% of the cost of an electric school bus, up to $200,000.
CCCE is incentivizing the replacement of at least 11 diesel school buses through the purchase of an electric school bus, totaling $2.2 MM in funding. Public schools and school districts that are considered public agencies are also eligible to apply for EV charger and installation rebates to charge their new electric school bus under the Charge Your Ride program. CCCE’s Charge Your Ride program is available through September 30th, while the Electric School Bus Program will remain available until funds are depleted.