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Power Purchase Agreement For Local Philly Solar Project For City-Owned Buildings; Generates Green Jobs
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Power Purchase Agreement For Local Philly Solar Project For City-Owned Buildings; Generates Green Jobs

City moves forward with plan to use 100% renewable energy by 2030.

There’s another step of progress to a greener Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia has embarked on a solar project that will provide 22 percent of the electricity needed by city-owned buildings, purchasing power from the Adams County solar farm. The Power Purchase Agreement is in place for the project to break ground by 2020 and be operational in 2021.

This is a major step towards Philly’s goal of “100% renewable, zero-carbon electricity by 2030,” said Christine Knapp, director of the Office of Sustainability, in a press release.

Over 150 Jobs for Philly Construction Workers

ENGIE, an independent power producer and project developer, estimates that more than 150 people will be employed during construction.

A job fair is being held in April will center around employment opportunities throughout the project.

Upcoming Info Session

Want to learn more?

Contractors and suppliers can join the information session this upcoming Thursday from 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM, at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, Renaissance Room 3rd Floor.

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Jamie McClelland
Jamie is a junior at Villanova University double majoring in English and Communications with a specialization in Media Production. She is currently an Editorial Intern at Green Philly. In her spare time she enjoys writing poetry and short stories, along with watching movies and exploring Philly. View all posts by Jamie McClelland

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