Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority Launch Battery and Solar Project
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) will host a dedication event for their award-winning, landmark water-energy project on September 19 at 10:00 a.m. IEUA and IERCA have partnered with Advanced Microgrid Solutions to expand its existing solar and battery storage system. The system uses Tesla battery technology to integrate so lar and wind in order to optimize renewable generation, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower energy costs.
The project aims to reduce the demand charges by charging the batteries with on-site renewable generation (solar and wind turbine) and low-cost (off-peak) electricity, then discharging the batteries for on-site power use during high-demand (mid-peak or on-peak) periods. The system is expected to reduce demand by over 2.5 million kilowatt hours each year.
What: Dedication to launch the IEUA/IERCA Battery and Solar Project
Where: IEUA’s Regional Water Recycling Plant No. 4, 12811 6th Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. When: September 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Who: Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority
About Inland Empire Utilities Agency
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency covers 242-square miles, distributes imported water, provides industrial/municipal wastewater collection and treatment services and other related utility services to more than 875,000 people through its member agencies which include Chino, Chino Hills, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana, Fontana Water Company, Montclair, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario and Upland. To learn more, visit www.ieua.org.
Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority
The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) was created as a public entity on February 27, 2002 by a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and County Sanitation Districts of LA County (LACSD). This agreement empowered both IEUA and LACSD to acquire, construct, operate and maintain a composting facility. IEUA and LACSD have jointly evaluated composting as an economically and environmentally-sound method of beneficially reusing biosolids that are generated from the wastewater treatment facilities operated by each.