ImMODO Celebrates its First Five Solar Projects in Tulare County

Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony are (left to right): D.E. Shaw & Co. Senior Vice President Erich Mettler, Tulare County RMA Director Jake Raper, Tulare County Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau, Tulare County Economic Development Manager Michael Washam, Tulare County Supervisor Steve Worthley, ImMODO Vice President Jon Rappe, ImMODO Senior Development Specialist Daniel Serber and ImMODO Owner/CEO Jose Luis Moya. (Photo by Steve Pastis)
Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony are (left to right): D.E. Shaw & Co. Senior Vice President Erich Mettler, Tulare County RMA Director Jake Raper, Tulare County Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau, Tulare County Economic Development Manager Michael Washam, Tulare County Supervisor Steve Worthley, ImMODO Vice President Jon Rappe, ImMODO Senior Development Specialist Daniel Serber and ImMODO Owner/CEO Jose Luis Moya. (Photo by Steve Pastis)

ImMODO Energy Services, one of the largest solar project developers in the San Joaquin Valley, celebrated the commissioning of its first portfolio of projects in Tulare County with a ribbon-cutting, open house and tours at its Kingsburg Solar Park facility on February 26.

ImMODO representatives were joined by Tulare County 4th District Supervisor Steve Worthley, Economic Development Manager Michael Washam and others for the ribbon-cutting.

The Kingsburg project will supply power for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The company’s four other Tulare County projects are with Southern California Edison. The five sites will produce a total of 22 megawatts of clean renewable energy in the county, enough to provide power to 5,809 homes. These projects result in a reduction in greenhouse gases that is equivalent to taking 8,084 cars off the road.

All five project sites are roughly 20 acres in size and distributed throughout Tulare County, near the communities of Kingsburg, Ivanhoe, Exeter, Lindsay and Tulare. The estimated construction value of ImMODO projects permitted in 2013 ranks higher than all other commercial developments in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

The portfolio represents five of the nine projects slated for Tulare County; the investment is roughly $40 million of ImMODO’s total commitment of more than $65 million. The company is pursuing projects in Woodlake, Ducor and Orosi.

ImMODO is also acquiring land for a proposed project at 10th and Hanford-Armona in Hanford, which would be the company’s first project in Kings County. The property is currently in escrow.

ImMODO has a commitment to hiring locally, which has benefitted many partners in Tulare County, most notably the nonprofit training organization, Proteus, Inc., whose staff brought their customized bus that provides rural areas in the county with information about solar energy job training and available energy services.

The February 26th event celebrated the partnership between Tulare County and ImMODO Energy Services, as well as the future of ImMODO Solar and its growing relationship within the agriculture industry.

“Tulare County is where we want to call home, said Daniel Serber, ImMODO senior development specialist. “We’re just here to be good neighbors to Tulare County.”

 

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