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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.

 

Further Reading

City of Georgetown and Bloomberg Virtual Power Plant FAQ

Renewable Energy FAQ’s

Renewable Wind Power Information

 

 

Additional Articles

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