Mass. Electric Construction, IBEW Local 96 complete 8.1MW Worcester Landfill Solar Project

September 13th, 2017

Among Largest Municipality-owned Solar Arrays in MA; Project Developer and Engineer: Borrego Solar Systems, Lowell, MA

August 18, 2017 – Worcester, MA – In April, IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor Mass. Electric Construction Company completed electrical installations for the 8.1MW solar farm atop the City of Worcester’s capped 25-acre former landfill. The project, among Massachusetts largest municipality-owned solar arrays, is comprised of 29,128 solar panels mounted on 1,430 solar racks. Mass. Electric’s crew of 65 Local 96 journeymen electricians provided installations in the fast-track seven month project. Project Manager Mike Sanders and Project Superintendent Mark Delisle headed the project team. Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. of Lowell, MA was the project’s solar developer.

As reported in the Worcester Telegram, John W. Odell, Worcester’s director of energy and asset management, estimates the project will generate approximately 10 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The electricity, fed from the Worcester solar farm to National Grid, will offset approximately $2 million in annual electricity costs for Worcester, equivalent to about 20 percent of the city’s municipal electricity budget.

The total project cost of $27 million has an expected payback of only about 6 years, in part due to the higher value of the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) that were utilized in the project’s planning and financing stages.

The solar project underwent final testing in July and the facility went online on August 17, 2017.


Upcoming Events

April 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Motorcycle Club
Friday, April 26, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at Union Hall

May 2019

Monday, May 6, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at the Union Hall
Tuesday, May 7, 5pm - 9pm – CT Code Update Class at the Union Hall
Thursday, May 9, First Aid/CPR/AED Class at the Union Hall
Friday, May 10, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, May 14, 5pm - Building Corp. Meeting at the Union Hall
Tuesday, May 28, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at the Union Hall
Wednesday, May 29, 5pm – LU 96 Motorcycle Club at the Union Hall
Thursday, May 30, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at the Union Hall

June 2019

Monday, June 3, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at the Union Hall
Friday, June 11, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, June 25, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at the Union Hall
Wednesday, June 26, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Motorcycle Club at the Union Hall
Thursday, June 27, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at the Union Hall

July 2019

Monday, July 1, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at the Union Hall
Friday, July 12, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, July 16, 5pm - Building Corp. Meeting at the Union Hall
Tuesday, July 23, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at the Union Hall
Thursday, July 25, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at the Union Hall
Wednesday, July 31, 5pm – LU 96 Motorcycle Club at the Union Hall

           

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