Message From Mayor Gere

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Let me THANK YOU for your continuing efforts to conserve energy in your homes and business this past year! As we move into 2019, I would encourage you to visit our Anacortes Community Energy web site often as the web site is designed to provide the homeowner and business owner with sound best practices energy saving tips. This past year we have changed the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Public Library and City Hall to all LED lighting with projected 1st year savings of $13,061 in electrical cost. In 2019, we will complete the LED lighting projects at the Fire Stations, Anacortes Senior Activity Center, Maintenance Shop and Public Safety Building.

An update on the Green Direct Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project: the project is slated to start construction 2019 and produce some electricity by the end of the year as well. The facility will be fully operational in 2020 with 38 wind-producing turbines in Lewis County. The City Council has approved a resolution to power all our municipal buildings with wind from this project.

The City will devote all of the dollars spent on electricity to help fund this wind project along with other large electrical users and Puget Sound Energy. Currently, the city subscribes to PSE’s entire portfolio of power sources, which include wind, coal, hydro and natural gas. When this wind turbine project is complete, all City’s Municipals Buildings will be powered 100% by wind, making our electrical consumption carbon neutral!

Mayor Laurie Gere