(Community Matters 71) Marshall Looks at Solar to Meet Future Energy Demands and Comply with State

Marshall Michigan's director of electric utilities, Kevin Maynard, thought the city would be inking a deal to buy energy from a planned solar energy provider in northern Michigan.

But, the deal fell apart when the provider came back with a rate higher than expected.

Now, Maynard tells Community Matters Marshall is considering using a patch of city-owned property to construct its own solar field.

Click to hear more details about the idea, as well as how Michigan's expectations for renewable energy compliance is motivating many municipalities.

Episode Resources
City of Marshall website

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and a production of Livemic Communications.