Montco votes to switch completely to wind energy

Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Power lines and power generating windmills

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment.

Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs.

“This electricity purchase will provide wind-generated electricity to every building that the county owns,” she said.

Plus, it is considerably less than the more than $200,000 they saved annually in renegotiating their contract.

“This is a very important initiative for Montgomery County, and it builds on work that was started back in 2007 when the commissioners at the time acknowledged climate change and the importance of reducing our carbon footprint.”

Arkoosh said they’re also working to switch heating of all county buildings to renewable energy.