Georgetown to go 100% renewable energy, first in state, city says 0

georgetown texas is going 100% renewable

georgetown texas is going 100% renewableGeorgetown says it plans to be the first city in Texas entirely powered by renewable energy.

The city’s electrical utility is planning to announce Wednesday that it is signing a deal with solar developer SunEdison for 150 megawatts of solar power beginning in 2016.

Combined with a 2014 deal with wind developer EDF, the city of 54,000 north of Austin says it now has enough renewable power under contract to cover its customers’ entire electricity needs.

As wind and solar farms proliferate around the United States, communities have slowly begun to commit to all-renewable power deals in what have been billed as a response to residents’ concern over the impact of carbon emissions on global warming.

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