Tag: Harrisonburg Electric Commission
An overcast sky and a few sprinkles Saturday didn’t dampen the spirits of volunteers and others who swiftly snapped 357 solar panels into place on the roof of Eastern Mennonite School.
City residents living in single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes will soon have the right to host up to four guests in their home through platforms such as AirBnB, as the council on Tuesday approved a first reading of revisions to the city’s short-term rentals policies.
The city of Harrisonburg expects to take a hit of about $6 million in the next fiscal year that begins July 1, mostly in lost revenue from local taxes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Harrisonburg City Council unanimously approved an amended budget that reduces spending for schools, public safety and public works.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools are one step closer to a solar panel installation after the School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to pursue a collaboration with the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to put solar panels on the roof of Bluestone Elementary School.
The Harrisonburg City Public Schools and the Harrisonburg Electric Commission are in the early stages of teaming up on a solar project that would allow students to learn about renewable energy up close.
Coming changes in what Dominion Energy charges for wholesale electricity prompted the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to abandon a proposal to cut customers’ electricity rates.
Harrisonburg’s electric utility is charting a roadmap to encourage solar power. What are the options?
After deciding earlier this summer on a policy to continue crediting customerswho install solar panels, the members of the Harrisonburg Electric Commission made it clear that their conversation about solar energy’s future in Harrisonburg wasn’t done — but was just starting.
The Harrisonburg Electric Commission could decide as early as next month whether to cut its rates by 3 percent, potentially saving the average residential customers more than $30 a year on their electricity bills.