Yorba Linda Water District Installs Natural Gas Generator to Support Reliable Water Service During Emergencies
In case of an emergency, such as an earthquake or wildfire, the generator produces 500 kWh electricity to power three pumps that boost water into higher elevations and maintain water service to many of
"During wildfires, having a reliable water source is essential," said YLWD president
"I was pleased to support YLWD in obtaining the necessary permits," said
"Resiliency tools such as this natural gas-powered generator offer our communities the support they need during an emergency event," said Rasha
To support high reliability and cost savings, YLWD chose to take advantage of a new SoCalGas' rate class called the Core Electric Generating Rate. This new rate offers an affordable option for SoCalGas' commercial customers who require unrestricted services for electric generating equipment.
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