Solar farm on track to power Georgetown by July

Construction on a 150-megawatt solar farm in West Texas is expected to finish by July 2018.

Construction on a 150-megawatt solar farm in West Texas is expected to finish by July 2018.

What we reported


Georgetown officials had expected a solar farm in Pecos County in western Texas to be operational and begin supplying the city with solar power in early 2017. However, plans were delayed when the solar farm was purchased by NRG Energy Inc. following a bankruptcy filing by the project’s original owner, SunEdison.

The latest


Georgetown City Manager David Morgan said construction on the solar farm is on track to be complete and begin supplying Georgetown with solar energy by July 2018.

What’s next


An agreement between Georgetown and NRG Energy Inc. will supply the city with a daily maximum output of 150 megawatts of solar-generated power. The agreement will continue until 2041. Georgetown will continue receiving wind-generated power from its 144-megawatt wind farm in Amarillo. With agreements on both resources, Georgetown will be home to one of the largest municipally owned utilities to supply customers with 100 percent of their energy needs through solar and wind power.

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