Seven months ago Larry Hansen held his new baby granddaughter for the first time. Yesterday, he announced the groundbreaking of Lodi’s new energy center. The Lodi city councilman was hard-pressed to decide which moment was more precious.
As a chairman of the Northern California Power Agency, the nonprofit organization in charge of the plant, Hansen has watched this project grow from its initial inception six years ago. He said the Lodi Energy Center will create new jobs; provide clean, cheaper and more reliable energy to Lodians; beneficially utilize Lodi’s sewage treatment water; and add a steady stream of funding to the city.