“Sunnier times could be ahead for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.
“Officials announced Wednesday they will build a solar energy generating plant to provide a portion of the power needed to operate the authority’s sewer plant near Hunker.
“Authority board members unanimously approved a 25-year contract with Sunrise Energy of Greentree, a private firm that will build the plant and sell power at a reduced cost to fuel the sewer plant that serves about 14,000 customers, mostly in Hempfield.
“The authority will be eligible to purchase the power plant in year six of the deal.
“‘We’re always looking for ways to save ratepayers money,’ authority Manager Michael Kukura said.”
FULL STORY Published on Jan 10, 2018 by Trib Total Media