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Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) Case Study

California, USA

Opportunity

Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) serves approximately 850,000 residents in a 242 square-mile service area in San Bernardino County, California. IEUA’s energy management plan is focused on maximizing renewable energy, optimizing energy usage, and becoming grid-independent by 2020. Eliminating clean air compliance uncertainty was also a goal, as was avoiding an up-front capital investment in power generation technology.

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Solution

“Installation of this fuel cell power plant operating on renewable biogas is an important component of our renewable energy generation strategy… The clean electrical generation process and the reliable 24/7 operating nature of the fuel cell will help us attain the objectives of our strategic energy plan and position us to meet ever more stringent clean air emission requirements.”

- Terry Catlin, Board President, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Benefits