Bibb fee set to think about solar panels at parks, recreation facilities – 13WMAZ.com

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Mayor Lester Miller says he expects it will save the county 30% on utility payments at these places.

MACON, Ga. — Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller needs to save lots of the county a bit of change by going inexperienced at 4 totally different parks and recreation facilities.

Tuesday, the fee will focus on including solar panels to Theron Ussery Park, Rosa Jackson Recreation Center, Frank Johnson Recreation Center and Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center.

“It’ll allow us to take the solar energy and the private energy and lower our rate that we’re paying for utilities on those particular facilities,” Miller mentioned.

It’s a part of an ongoing settlement Macon-Bibb has with Cherry Street Energy, which supplies solar panels to the county for free of charge. 

“We don’t pay any money for the installation or equipment,” Miller defined. “It’s 100% paid for by the company themselves. They make their money through installing the equipment and some savings that they have in your power bill, they turn around and can sell that to another provider.”

Cherry Street Energy will get credit for putting in the tools on county property. Mayor Miller known as it a win-win. He expects it would minimize about 30% of the price on power payments at these 4 places.

“We get something that’s green, we get less bills, utility bills, that we can pass those savings on to the taxpayer. At the same time, we run our government more efficiently,” Miller mentioned.

Miller says they’re already taking a look at extra locations to put in solar panels. He says they’ve had success with their solar panel arrays on the tax commissioner’s workplace and sheriff’s workplace.

Tuesday’s fee vote is the primary of two wanted to move, for the reason that assembly is committee of the entire. Final votes can solely occur at common conferences. The subsequent common assembly is Tuesday, April 19.

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