On October 12, 2016, Seneca Resources Corporation (SRC) hosted a ribbon cutting and unveiling of its innovative new solar plant project near Taft, at the Midway Sunset Oil Field.
This state-of-the-art complex qualifies as an “Innovative Method” under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard, making Seneca the first California oil producer to help CARB and California reach its 10% carbon intensity reduction goal of transportation fuels.
“Seneca is very proud of all the hard work that went into making this project a reality,” said Seneca Resources President John McGinnis. “With the project in place, Seneca expects to offset 20% of our total electrical usage. This will go a long towards creating a sustainable energy future for California and the energy industry.”
Bakersfield Councilmember Willie Rivera attended the ribbon cutting. Representatives from the offices of Congressman Kevin McCarthy, State Senator Jean Fuller, and Kern County Supervisor David Couch were also in attendance, along with members of the community and supporters.
The plant is the largest solar photovoltaic system in the industry, producing 2.5 megawatts annually. The system is expected to generate enough clean energy to power more than 406 homes, and avoid greenhouse gas emission equivalent to burning over 4 million pounds of coal each year.
Seneca Resources Corporation is the exploration and production segment of National Fuel Company. SRC develops and produces natural gas and oil reserves in California, and across the U.S.
To learn more about Seneca, please visit www.NatFuel.com/Seneca