Cincinnati Switching to 100% Renewable Energy for Municipal Facilities
The city of Cincinnati will purchase 100% renewable energy for most of its municipal facilities, thanks to a contract signed recently with Dynegy.
Katie Pyzyk reports on the new contract, which "will cut the city's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 9% and its utility rates by more than $100,000 annually."
The deal also furthers the city's commitment to green energy, which had a year full of accomplishments. Pyzyk explains:
Over the summer, leaders announced that the Greater Cincinnati Water Works would end its use of coal power and switch to solar. That plan involves installing what leaders say is the largest municipal solar array in the country, covering up to 150 acres of city property.
Cincinnati also has an electric aggregation program that provides green energy for about 80,000 households. Last year the program reportedly saved residents $1.5 million on electricity and $2 million on natural gas.
For more details on the deal, see also an announcement published on the city of Cincinnati's website.