Baltimore, Maryland – Bithenergy, Inc. executed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Baltimore City Public Schools. In an effort to seek an alternate renewable source of traditional power, City Schools is excited to partner with Bithenergy to develop a 3.5MW solar power generation site. Bithenergy is a local, small, Baltimore City based minority business enterprise. Coretta L. Bennett, a graduate of Baltimore City Public Schools and Chief Operating Officer of Bithenergy stated, “Our company is proud to support City Schools in their initiatives to be environmentally responsible and seek new technologies in energy and sustainability. We are eager to continue growing and building upon our strong relationships.”
The solar array is being built in West Friendship, Maryland on a 67-acre site located in Howard County. The project will be an extension of the Nixon’s Farm solar farm, which currently powers organizations such as the Columbia Association and Chimes International. Located within Baltimore Gas Electric’s (BGE’s) territory, the PPA will offset some of City Schools’ existing traditional electricity load and provide clean renewable power from an offsite location, through virtual aggregate net metering. Virtual Aggregate Net Metering is the practice of allowing one or more customers to combine their electrical meters for the purpose offsetting traditional electricity load to solar generated electricity load thru net metering.
Mrs. Rajeshri Bachubhay, Energy Specialist with Baltimore City Public Schools, notes “Bithenergy is helping City Schools become more sustainable and efficient. Through this innovative contract, the district will better manage and save on utility costs over an extended period of time. We look forward to educating our students, staff, community, and stakeholders about the completed project.”
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