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PSEG Lawrence Livermore Solar Center Dedicated

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Christine Harada today joined with PSEG Solar Source, the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to dedicate the PSEG Lawrence Livermore Solar Center.

The solar center occupies 10 acres in the northwest corner of the Laboratory site, which is about 40 miles east of San Francisco. It has 12,720 solar panels with a capacity of 3.9-megawatts-dc (3.3-megawatt-ac). The Western Area Power Administration has a 20-year contract to purchase the electricity the solar farm produces. At its peak, the solar facility provides about 5 percent of the electricity used by the Laboratory – a premier research institution with the mission of applying science and technology to national security.

"I congratulate the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration for their commitment to increase renewable energy generation on America's public lands," said Christine Harada, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

"This effort is a great example of the federal government leading by example. The Lawrence Livermore Solar Center will provide the DOE with cost-effective solar power for years to come, a great accomplishment in support of the Administration's climate vision for our country."

PSEG Solar Source operates 13 facilities in nine states with a total capacity of 152 MWs and has another four solar...