In my small town with about 2,600 residents may be going green. This year our electric rates were raised by 10% and we were upset but what are we to do? Just pay the new rates and reduce our consumption.
Then something came up on my radar.
My town Weatherly, PA has applied for preliminary permits to see if we can put in a hydroelectric plant that would generate 1,000 times the amount of electricity that the town uses. The excess would be sold to a local utility.
WOW WOW WOW! This would be MULTIPLE WINS in my book. Reduce reliance on outside power sources, reduce electric rates and with the latter stimulate business in town and increase the tax base. ALL AROUND A WIN.
Granted this is a 30 year old idea and that it’s only in the preliminary stages but not to bad for an old quiet northeastern PA town!I’m going to try and get ahold of Harold over at the borough for more comments.