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Lamar-Dixon may get solar power

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago November 07, 2013 Nov 7, 2013 Thursday, November 07 2013 November 07, 2013 7:16 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials are considering a plan to install solar panels at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center to save on energy costs.

The panels would be placed on the roof of one of the barns at Lamar-Dixon and produce an estimated 250 to 300 kilowatts of electricity for the 247-acre facility.

A private grant from NRG Energy would pay for the upgrade, as part of a federal consent decree over pollution emissions from the company's Big Cajun II electrical plant in New Roads.

Parish officials expect to spend about $330,000 this year on utilities for Lamar-Dixon.

Council members must approve the plan.

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