SLO wants to use water from Nacimiento pipeline to generate electricity

The California Energy Commission is offering the city of San Luis Obispo a $3 million loan to build a 261-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system as well as a 264-kilowatt hydroelectric generation system — both located at the city water treatment plant on Stenner Creek Road behind Cal Poly.

By generating its own power at the treatment facility, SLO could earn savings of $266,863 annually compared to its current power bill, according to a commission report.

Furthermore the loan could be paid back in just over 11 years, while the facility generates renewable power for many more years after.

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SLO wants to use water from Nacimiento pipeline to generate electricity, by John Lindt, San Luis Obispo Tribune, May 10, 2019.

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