Multi Site Solar Photovoltaic Project

Clean Energy LogoGround Mount Solar 2Whitfield Reservoir Preliminary Layout

Clean Energy Program: Multi Site Solar Photovoltaic Project

The District’s Clean Energy Program will implement solar photovoltaic systems at several District facilities and properties. The program will be implemented over several fiscal years under Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with DG West 1, LLC, a solar developer and subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, in order to maximize value to the District while enhancing the environmental sustainability of the District’s operations. The Clean Energy Program could reduce carbon emissions by over 2,000 tons annually and significantly reduce the District’s energy costs over the life of the program. . 



In the cities of Fremont and Newark, at several District-owned sites within the District’s service area including ACWD’s Headquarters, Desalination Facility, and covered reservoirs.



ACWD has executed PPAs with DG West 1, LLC for four (4) District-owned sites and is negotiating an agreement at two (2) additional sites. The first four are in design and are anticipated to be constructed and in operation by the end of 2023.

Project Information

Construction will be divided into two different phases to accommodate and coordinate with District Capital Improvements at the District-owned facilities included in this program.

Phase 1

ACWD Headquarters

Newark Desalination Facility

Whitfield Reservoir

Mayhew Reservoir


Construction is scheduled for the second half of 2023.


Phase 2

Alameda Reservoir

Decoto Reservoir


Construction is scheduled for the second half of 2024 through the second half of 2026.


Project Engineer, Implementation Phase: Carlos Sempere