“At the beginning of last year, Georgetown made a deal with EDF Renewable Energy to acquire about 75 percent of the output of the 194-megawatt Spinning Spur 3 wind farm, now under construction in West Texas, for 20 years. That accounts for about half of the utility’s needs.
Last week, it announced it would purchase the output of two large solar plants, with a combined capacity of 150 megawatts, that Sun Edison will build in West Texas, for 25 years. That’ll cover the rest, ensuring the 104-year-old utility at least 20 years of emissions-free electricity.”
Its not as much of altruism which can be detected as a mind source behind the master plan to switch to renewable sources soon enough than others according to Gross wryly. Since coal is getting expensive day by day and the arid states are running short of water supplies which they solely require in order to power their states at the end of the day. Gross wryly is reported to have said is constantly being suffered through dry spells since the past few years and fifty six percent of Texas City is now almost fully dry.
So, even if it is for no more than money purposes, this seems to be a perfect move for today and for the future generations to come.