The City’s announcement that the municipal utility will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy has garnered some attention. And probably some questions.
What led to this decision to go 100 percent wind and solar? How will a wind farm in the Panhandle and a solar farm in West Texas provide our energy needs? What happens on a calm, cloudy day?
To mark Earth Day, a panel at the Georgetown Public Library will address the City’s move toward sustainable energy production for our community. The panel will be on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hewlett Room.
The panel will include Jim Briggs, general manager for Georgetown Utility Systems and interim city manager, and Chris Foster, manager of resource planning and integration for Georgetown Utility Systems. Briggs and Foster will talk about the steps that led to the decision to purchase wind and solar power for the city and explain how it will work. After their talk there will be time for questions and answers.
The Georgetown Public Library is at 402 W. Eighth Street. This educational Earth Day event is free and open to the public.