Ground broken for Lodi Energy Center, which aims to provide cheap energy
From left: Candido Veiga, region vice president for Siemens Energy, Inc.; Northern California Power Agency General Manager James Pope; Commissioner Jeffrey Byron, of California Energy Commission, Lodi city councilman Larry Hansen; Rep. Jerry McNerney, Ann Baird, district director and representative of Assemblywoman Alyson Huber; and Lodi Mayor Phil Katzakian shovel dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lodi Energy Center at White Slough on Monday.
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 am
Updated: 5:51 am, Wed Jul 14, 2010.
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
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 am.
Updated: 5:51 am.