OROVILLE, CA -- Butte College, a community college located 75 miles north of Sacramento and a national leader in environmental sustainability, will make history next week when it becomes the first college in the U.S. to go ‘grid-positive,’ producing more than 100% of the electricity it uses from its on-site solar arrays. These solar arrays total 4.538 megawatts and will generate over 6.5 million kilowatt hours per year. The college estimates that it will save $100 million over 30 years and avoiding future electricity rate increases.
Butte College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this unprecedented milestone on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. PT.
WHAT: Butte College Ribbon Cutting to Mark ‘Grid Positive’ Achievement
WHO: Dr. Diana Van Der Ploeg, President, Butte College
Jack Scott, Chancellor, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Michael Miller, Director of Facilities, Planning and Management, Butte College
WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 10 a.m. PT
WHERE: Butte College Campus
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville CA 95965
Event will take place at covered solar walkway across from the Campus Center.