Green Power Partnership
|City of Chico, CA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||19.3%|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2007|
|Environmental Web Page|
The City of Chico, located in northern California with an urban population of 102,000, is home to one of the largest municipally owned parks in the nation -- Bidwell Park. In 2005, Chico installed a solar system at its water treatment control plant that covers a combined five acres. The City's solar system produces approximately two million kilowatt-hours and supplies a significant percent of its municipal electricity usage.