Community Solar project becomes reality

IID Board of Directors pose along with Chairman of the Citizens Energy Corporation Joseph Kennedy II after the signing of the community solar agreement between both agencies. EDWIN DELGADO PHOTO

EL CENTRO — Low-income energy ratepayers will now have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of solar power without the need of spending money on solar panels or sign long-term agreements.

With the firm intention to serve its low-income customers and grant them access to renewable energy, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to approve an agreement with Citizens Energy Corporation to purchase 30 megawatts of solar power that will be procured to serve the 15,000 low-income electric customers within the IID’s service area.

Staff Writer Edwin Delgado can be reached at or 760-337-3440.

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