Virtual Lunch & Learn: Community Solar for Community Partners!

Community Solar Lunch & Learn
Online Webinar (Zoom)
Wednesday, July 15th – Noon

 

Any and all community decision makers are invited to attend an online Lunch and Learn (Zoom) Wednesday, July 15 at noon. Osage, IA Utilities General Manager, Josh Byrnes, will explain the Osage Voluntary Community Solar Program, live from the site of the town’s 792 kilowatt solar farm. The community solar array is located on 3.6 acres and has 2880 panels.

Attendees will learn why this city municipal utility built the solar farm and what it means for the customers and overall community of the utility and Osage. Attendees will also hear why the city of Osage invested in a community solar project, how much it costs to participate in the program, about the systems overall performance, and what impact it has on the local economy and environment.

Municipal Utility: all or part of an electric light and power plant system or natural gas system is owned by the city itself (not ran by a franchise such as Alliant Energy)

Current Municiple Utilities in the area:
Clayton County- Guttenberg, Strawberry Point and McGregor
Delaware County- Earlville
Dubuque County- Cascade
Jackson County- Maquoketa, Preston, Bellevue

Josh Byrnes Utilities General Manager Osage, IA

Osage Utility General Manager Josh Byrnes is a native of Riceville, IA and graduated from Luther College. Josh served six years in the Iowa House of Representatives, was the chair of the Iowa House Transportation committee, and he was appointed by Governor Reynolds to serve on the Iowa State Board of Education. Byrnes currently serves on the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities  and is a board member on the American Public Power Associations DEED Board.

*Must register to participate! Participants will be observers only (not on camera)

Register for the Community Solar Lunch and Learn