MCE Solar Farm

MCE Clean Energy is a public, not-for-profit electricity provider that gives residential and business customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydro at competitive rates. By choosing MCE, customers help support new in-state and locally developed renewable generating capacity. The City of Richmond joined MCE in 2012.

MCE’s recently secured a land option and lease agreement through the Chevron Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) to lease a 60 acre brownfield site at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery for the purpose of developing a new, solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating facility of up to twelve (12) megawatts (MW) to supply a portion of the future renewable electric energy requirements of MCE customers.  MCE is in the process of completing feasibility assessments and preliminary civil engineering design and survey work.  In addition, MCE has submitted interconnection applications with PG&E (see Attachments) for (i) 2 MW Fast Track distribution level interconnection and (ii) 10 MW Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff (WDAT) interconnection.

Below please find copies of the Request For Proposal (RFP) and a Development Timeline for the project.

Request For Proposal (RFP)
Development Timeline

For more information, please contact:

Rafael Silberblatt 
Program Specialist, MCE


Sal Vaca
Director of Employment and Training, City of Richmond
(510) 307-8014