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HEC looking to add subscribers to new Friendly City Solar Program

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.

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HEC to lose a connection to Dominion for most of summer; start of solar program nearing

Starting Tuesday, the Harrisonburg Electric Commission will lose one of its four connections to Dominion Energy during a transformer replacement at a switching station on Ramblewood Road.

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HEC bills rise again as natural gas prices continue climb; SVEC also raises rates

For the second time in six months, rising natural gas prices have prompted the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to increase the fuel charges on each customer’s bill.

HEC announces plan to sell solar energy from Acorn Drive plant

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.

HEC among utilities accusing Dominion Energy of improper accounting, overbilling

The Harrisonburg Electric Commission is among a group of municipal power utilities that is asking federal regulators to review Dominion Energy’s accounting procedures before Dominion passes on millions of dollars of extra costs to the utilities and their customers.

Rising cost of natural gas being passed on to HEC customers

Customers of Harrisonburg Electric Commission can expect to see an increase in their monthly bills due to the rising cost of natural gas that is used to generate electricity.

Schools select company for Bluestone solar project; Teachers ask for keeping the shorter school day

Harrisonburg City Public Schools will enter contract negotiations with a Madison Heights-based solar company to construct new solar panels on the roof and campus of Bluestone Elementary, which the school board decided at Tuesday’s meeting.  

City’s environmental committee is back — and members say they have urgent work to do

Members of a city committee aimed at suggesting energy and environmental policy changes brought an added sense of urgency to their first in-person meeting since before the pandemic. As part of it, the Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee members are looking for even more support from the city.  

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