Project News & Announcements
Approval of Solar Photovoltaic System
The SEJPA Board of Directors approved a power purchase agreement with REC Solar to implement a solar PV project that will produce approximately 610 kilowatts (kW) of solar power, or approximately 25% of the average daily demand of the Campus. The project includes a combination of rooftop, carport, and ground-mounted solar arrays for an estimated capital cost of $2.0 million. The agency is currently finalizing the PPA contract, and construction of the PV system is expected to begin Spring 2021. The full-version of the PPA staff report can be found here.
Water Campus Improvements Project Update
The Water Campus Improvements project broke ground in June 2020 and is currently in construction, with a November 2021 completion date. Site preparation, rough grading, and underground utility relocations are in progress.
The project includes a segment of the North Coast Bike Trail, and the bicycle/pedestrian path is currently in construction. In order to construct the multi-use path, a portion of the existing regional stormwater culvert will be undergrounded. All stormwater pipe associated with the undergrounding work is installed and on schedule to be completed in October, in preparation for winter rain events.
More information on the North Coast Bike Trail is available here.
Consideration of Solar Photovoltaic System
In our pursuit to protect the environment and manage future energy costs, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority is considering implementing a solar photovoltaic system to produce approximately 25% of the average daily electrical demand of the San Elijo Water Campus. The proposed project site is at 2695 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, 92007 and includes solar panels located on new carports and ground mount systems, as well as existing water treatment structures. The solar system is proposed to be financed and constructed using a power purchase agreement with REC Solar Commercial Corporation. This project represents our commitment to the responsible use of natural resources and to California climate action goals.
Please see our notice to the public here: