with the Best of the Bay
The Aramis project will create over 400 all-union construction jobs through a project labor agreement (PLA) between IP Aramis, LLC and five local construction crafts representing over 10,000 members living in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Development of the Aramis project will contribute an estimated $1.5 million in local sales tax revenues directly to Alameda County. The property transfer will result in an additional estimated annual $200 thousand increase in property tax revenues to the state and the County.
Intersect Power is committed to procuring as much local materials and equipment, and using as many local vendors, as we can to construct and operate the project. To this end, we have already begun reaching out to many East Bay small business owners. We estimate that at least $7.5 million of local procurement will be necessary to construct the project. As many as $22 million in indirect and induced local economic benefits are projected as a result of increased economic activities from the project.
Intersect Power is a proud member of the East Bay Leadership Council and the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce, and we are a San Francisco certified Green Business.
“Aramis will provide abundant solar power during the day in order to meet the demand necessitated by air conditioning in the County and will utilize a battery storage system that can be dispatched during peak demand to reduce reliance on fossil fuel peaker plants. Additionally, the construction of this project will create much needed good-paying local jobs through a Project Labor Agreement that will put people back to work at a time when COVID-19 is devastating working families and their livelihoods.”
SIERRA CLUB SF BAY CHAPTER
“Local job creation is an important benefit of procuring large-scale renewable energy. The Aramis project and its developer, Intersect Power, have demonstrated their commitment to ensuring local labor will benefit from the project by entering into a project labor agreement with five local unions: the IBEW Local 595, Operating Engineers Local 3, Northern California District Council of Laborers, Ironworkers Local 378, and Northern California Carpenters Regional Council…Sited on grazing land, the grazing regime will be maintained during project operations, ensuring the rural character of the site is maintained.”
EAST BAY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
“Intersect Power is designing the project to accommodate foraging habitat for pollinators, including our honey bees…Sola Bee Farms will be working with the team at Intersect to ensure optimal design in access, operations, safety, and vegetation mix at the Aramis project site in order to nourish our bees and help produce delicious honey.”
SOLA BEE FARMS
“Sunshine is plentiful in the Livermore Valley. The Aramis project will be one of northern California’s largest solar installations generating 100-megawatts of power, providing multiple economic benefits during and after construction. It will create more than 300 jobs, power over 20,000 Alameda County homes, offset 200,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and generate economic opportunities for Livermore area businesses.”
DAWN P. ARGULA
LIVERMORE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“IBEW Local 595 is pleased to be a partner in this project. We have over 2,000 local members who serve as wiremen, electricians, and other specialists. Our hard-working local men and women and their families will benefit from a major project being located close to home.”