COC One Step Closer to Energy independence After $3M Award

By District Energy posted 03-21-2019 16:59


College of the Canyons,


College of the Canyons has been awarded $3 million by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to upgrade its existing fuel cell technology system, bringing the college one step closer to energy independence.

One of only three educational institutions to receive an incentive fund from SCAQMD, COC’s award was also the fourth highest of the $47.4 million granted to 26 various businesses, organizations, government agencies and utility companies.

Jim Schrage, vice president of facilities planning, operations and construction at the college, said the award came as a pleasant surprise after Bloom Energy Corp. submitted a proposal on the college’s behalf, which was accepted in February.

“Bloom was aware of our wish to improve our existing energy-efficient technology,” said Schrage. “We are always looking for ways to improve efficiency on campus.”

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