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Gas-Fired Plant Helps Customers Reduce Emissions by 11%

March 11, 2015 By Josh Kessler

Calpine has announced an agreement to provide Marin Clean Energy (MCE) with generation from its Delta Energy Center that will reduce MCE’s CO2 emissions by 11 percent. MCE is a community choice aggregator in Northern California that offers customers retail electricity products composed of 50 or 100 percent renewable energy.

Previously, MCE had procured the non-renewable portion of its product from “unspecified” sources. Under the agreement, MCE will purchase power directly from Calpine’s Delta Energy Center, an 835 MW combined-cycle natural gas (CCNG) plant in Pittsburg, California. Much like hybrid vehicles in the transportation industry, CCNG facilities burn fuel very efficiently, making it a clean source of power that reduces per-kWh operating costs.

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