Seneca Resources to unveil new solar power plant near Taft

Posted at 6:47 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 09:47:52-04
Seneca Resources Corporation will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling its innovative new solar power plant near Taft, at the North Midway Sunset Oil Field.
The state-of-the-art complex qualifies as an “Innovative Method” under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard, making Seneca the first California oil producer to help CARB and California reach its 10% carbon intensity reduction goal of transportation fuels.
The project is expected to produce roughly 2.5 MW annually and offset over 20% of Seneca’s total electrical usage, making it California’s largest solar photovoltaic system in the industry.
The 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.