Lis Stewart – Herald Journal
Logan is considering a special electricity rate that would allow residents to voluntarily “buy in” to the city’s existing solar array, at 100 kilowatt-hour shares each, be they renters or homeowners.
“It’s just a way for people to participate,” Montgomery said.
It’s also a no-risk opportunity for the city, which already owns and operates the solar panels.
“If nobody really wants to do it, there’s no risk to the city, which is (something) we like,” Montgomery said. “And if there’s a huge response, we can look at expanding it and letting people participate. At that rate, we can afford to expand it.”
The Municipal Council was presented with the residential solar rate schedule at the recommendation of the Logan Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board, or RECAB, on Tuesday. It will be up for a public hearing March 17. (…)