Tag: Harrisonburg Electric Commission
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.
More than 60 million people in 13 states and Washington, D.C. were able to keep their lights on and electric heat running during an arctic blast on Dec. 23 and 24, partly due to the efforts of the Harrisonburg Electric Commission.
City braces for higher construction costs, including public works building and potentially the new homeless shelter
Concerns about ballooning construction costs for the city’s homeless services center and low barrier shelter prompted the city council to hold off on finalizing a plan Tuesday for spending its $23.8 million in federal American Recovery Plan Act funds.
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.
Starting this week, the HEC grid could start getting energy produced at Dominion’s Acorn Drive solar plant. But so far, fewer HEC customers have signed up to get their electricity from that solar plant than the utilities’ leaders anticipated.