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SOUTH SIOUX CITY CONTINUES GREEN ENERGY EFFORT

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Wednesday is “Energy Efficiency Day” and South Sioux City has a variety of projects that use alternative forms of energy to power the city.

South Sioux City has a goal to be the greenest city in Nebraska.
City Administrator Lance Hedquist says over half of the city’s energy now comes from renewable sources:

OC…..coal and nuclear. :26

South Sioux is the only city in Nebraska with financial support from Tesla, as well as with Tesla-owned solar panels.

The city has a 21 acre solar energy farm where Tesla’s 1,200 solar
panels soak up sunlight.

Hedquist says the city is building a $1.8 million battery storage facility that will be charged from their solar field.

OC……..taxpayers money. ;18

That project is the first of its kind between North Dakota and Texas and should be operational sometime this winter.

The city also operates four electric cars:

OC……….get that done. :18

Hedquist says the city also plans to increase its purchases of wind energy, because those prices are now lower than they have been in the past.