BAP Power Corporation announced the completion of a 3.1 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system for Seneca Resources Corporation's North Midway Sunset oil field (Oil Field) located in Kern County, California. The project is expected to produce roughly 5.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually and offset over 20% of Seneca's total electric power costs at the Oil Field. Cenergy provided engineering, procurement and construction services for Seneca Resources Corp., installing 10,120 photovoltaic solar panels at their Bakersfield location. The project was commissioned in July 2016.
Seneca's newly installed solar system will generate significant environmental benefits. The solar system is expected to generate enough clean energy annually to power more than 406 homes and avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to burning over 4 million pounds of coal each year. In addition, Seneca will be the first California oil producer to take advantage of California Air Resource Board's (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) "Innovative Method" credit program.
"Proactive environmental stewardship is a theme we value at Seneca," stated Jeffrey J. Formica, Vice President, Seneca Resources Corporation. "We are committed to producing oil and natural gas in a sustainable manner and we are proud to commission this solar project in furtherance of that commitment."
Source: Cenergy Power
Date: Aug 16, 2016