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Georgetown Going 100% Renewable

GEORGETOWN UTILITY TO BE POWERED BY SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY BY 2017

A 150-megawatt solar power agreement finalized in 2015, in addition to a 144 megawatt wind power agreement in 2014, will make the City of Georgetown one of the largest municipally-owned utilities in the U.S. to supply its customers with 100 percent solar and wind energy. The long-term agreements also allow Georgetown to provide competitive electric rates and hedge against price volatility for energy produced by fossil-fuels.

A 25-year power purchase agreement with NRG Energy for 150-megawatts of solar power starts in 2018. The new renewable power contracts signed by Georgetown provide electricity at a lower overall cost than its previous wholesale power contracts….To read the entire press release click here.

 

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The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/28/georgetown-texas-renewable-green-energy

Time

http://time.com/3761952/georgetown-texas-fossil-fuel-renewable-energy/

CNN

http://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/22/wbt-intv-lake-briggs-texas-renewable.cnn

Popular Science

http://www.popsci.com/soon-texas-town-will-run-100-percent-renewable-energy

Slate

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2015/03/georgetown_texas_goes_renewable_why_the_town_is_dropping_fossil_fuels_for.html