California’s buildings powered by renewables

California’s state-owned buildings will be powered by renewable energy. The Department of General Services (DGS) has partnered with SMDU, a community-owned and not-for-profit electric service, to purchase 100% of green […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

California’s state-owned buildings will be powered by renewable energy.

The Department of General Services (DGS) has partnered with SMDU, a community-owned and not-for-profit electric service, to purchase 100% of green energy.

The SMDU will also power the capital city of Sacramento.

Around 108GWh of electricity is expected to be produced and more than 76,000 metric tons of carbon emissions reduced over the three-year lifetime of the agreement.

California claims the decision makes the state one of the largest clean energy purchasers in the US.

Daniel C. Kim, Director of the Department of General Services: “We are taking a leadership role in the fight against climate change by embracing energy efficiency. With the help of our local utility partners, state office buildings across the region are cutting their carbon footprint and switching to renewable energy.”