BART Goes Renewable
Two power purchases approved by Bay Area Rapid Transit's Board of Directors put the transit system on track to achieve 90 percent renewables by 2021. By 2025, an increase in overall energy usage is expected to lower the share of renewables to 75.
The board signed two 20-year power purchase agreements for wind and solar, both in Kern County. The switch to renewables is estimated to cost $251 million over 20 years while generating $173 million in savings.