IPS built and owns 1 MW solar array located at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. IPS sells 100% of the power produced at the facility to the water treatment plant. The facility was constructed as part of a public/private partnership to provide the water treatment plant with renewable energy over the next 25 years. The project also cuts down on electricity costs considerably for the City of Toledo.
IPS planned, financed and built the facility. During construction, IPS managed the engineering and procurement of the facility. IPS subcontracted the civil and structural components as well and self-performed the electrical work.
This was a fast track construction phase that was completed in 3 months in order to begin production at a time of high energy demand. Construction was impeded by an unusually wet spring, but the facility was completed on time and on budget.