Kerrville Public Utility Board directors will get an update on ongoing negotiations regarding a community solar program in their monthly meeting Wednesday morning.

Directors will discuss negotiations during an executive session, but CEO and General Manager Mike Wittler said he doubts that this meeting will produce a contract offer.

KPUB is considering partnering with local nonprofits for joint installation of large solar systems, 6-8 acres each, on five sites. Among the partners who have been considered for the program are the Lions Camp for

Children, Schreiner University, the Kerrville Independent School District and Mo-Ranch.

In other business, the board will discuss a request from the city of Kerrville to restructure repayments on a $7.5 million loan the utility made to the city for construction of a wastewater retention pond.

The loan initially included interest-only payments for the first couple of years, and the city has asked that interest-only payments be extended for several more years.

The board will not consider the automated metering system that was the subject of a town hall meeting earlier this month. Wittler said that proposal will probably come back to the board in December or January.

The KPUB meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. at the utility’s headquarters, 2250 Memorial Blvd.

 

 

Sniffen, John. “Solar power on KPUB agenda.” Kerrville Daily Times, 14 Nov. 2017, dailytimes.com/news/article_8a2130ac-c947-11e7-92c0-7345fc2378ad.html.