Tag: Friendly City Solar Program
In its first 10 months of operation, the solar energy plant at the corner of Acorn Drive and North Liberty Street generated more than 2.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity — enough to power 224 homes for one year.
Starting July 1, Harrisonburg Electric Commission customers likely will see a 6% increase in the utility’s base rate for power.
Sometime this spring, subscribers to Friendly City Solar could increase their participation in the program and invest more in the local solar power generation program that is having difficulty attracting customers.
Two lawyers and a former city council member applied to join the Harrisonburg Electric Commission board. But one city council member wasn’t ready to make a pick yet during Wednesday evenings council meeting. Here’s why:
Harrisonburg Electric Commission bills will increase this month because of the continuing rise in natural gas prices. This will be the third increase in 18 months, all because of natural gas prices.
More than 150 Harrisonburg Electric Commission customers have signed up to purchase solar energy through the utility’s new Friendly City Solar Program, the HEC board learned Tuesday.
Energy from the sun will be available to residential customers of the Harrisonburg Electric Commission sometime this summer, albeit at a little higher cost than energy from the grid, according to details published on the HEC website.