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It is estimated that the city will save $ 9.3 million on its annual electricity bill and an estimated total of $ 65 million over 7 years.

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the City of Houston is committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy from NRG Energy as the city’s electricity supplier.

As part of the contract renewal, the City will boost all municipal operations with renewable energies, you will save 65$ million in the seven-year contract.

As part of the NRG Renewable Select plan, the city will receive 1,034,399 MWh of renewable electricity per year from a new solar installation in Texas.

This announcement is a shining example of how Houston’s climate action plan is already underway. Increasing our investment in renewable energy through our agreement with NRG helps us build a more sustainable city and save over $ 9 million per year on our electricity bill. Together, we lead by example and show how to reduce emissions in the energy capital of the world.

Sylvester Turner.

This announcement is the city’s first step in implementing the recently released Houston Climate Action Plan, a science and community strategy for Houston Achieves Carbon Neutrality by 2050 and Leads Global Energy Transition.

The plan identified increasing Houston’s investment in renewable energy as a central goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and called on the city to power municipal operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. Houston is already the largest user of municipal renewable energy in the country, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and has entered into a 50 MW power purchase agreement for a solar installation at Alpine, in Texas.

We are proud to support the City of Houston with our renewable energy. The sustainable future depends on collaboration and agreements like this, and the city has a significant impact. Houstonians can be proud of the city’s transition to more efficient energy sources and we look forward to offering our support, now and in the future.

Mauricio GutiƩrrez, President and CEO of NRG Energy.

As part of Houston’s deal with NRG, the city will begin purchasing 100% renewable energy effective July 1, 2020, through a five-year contract with two one-year renewal options. .

NRG will also support the implementation of the Houston Climate Action Plan through sustainability advice, energy efficiency funding and a program to help city employees buy fuel. renewable energy at a reduced price.

More information: www.greenhoustontx.gov