Tioga Energy and partners have supplied Union County Improvement Authority, Union County, New Jersey with multiple PV installations totaling 3.34MW under its ‘SurePath Solar’ power purchase agreement (PPA) system.
The PPA’s were said to have been used for PV installations at 30 separate sites across the county and were claimed to have the largest public-private partnership so far undertaken in the US.
The installations were mainly on municipality-owned rooftops and ranged in size from less than 10kW to close to 500kW. The PV systems were installed through a joint venture between Pro-Tech Energy Solutions and Huen Electric, with Whitman providing design services.
The county was said to save US$4 million in energy bills with Tioga Energy selling the electricity generated at rates that were said to be almost 50% lower than those from the local utility.