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Blueprint Generation Plan Approved by Austin City Council

July 9, 2010 - An energy friendly electric utility plan for Austin Energy was accepted recently and will be put into action in the coming months. The plan (otherwise known as the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection plan) is designed to produce 35 percent of the delivered power by the utility from wind, biomass, and solar resources by 2020.

Currently during peak demand, Austin Energy offsets around 50 MW per year. The plan is laid out so that there is an offset of 800 megawatts (MW) during the peak demand from 2007 to 2020 (from 1982 to 2006, programs offset 680 MW during peak demand).

Finally, the hope by 2020 is that Carbon Dioxide flow will be 20% below the levels in 2005.

Visit Austin Energy's website for a complete summary on the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2020.

Austin Energy is the nation’s 9th largest community-owned electric utility. Austin Energy powers the capital city of Texas through a diverse generation mix, including nuclear, coal, natural gas, and renewable energy sources  - just over 2,600 megawatts (MW) of total generation. Austin Energy’s goal is to provide reliable energy while playing a central role in executing the Austin Climate Protection Plan and managing the City of Austin's Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure Ordinance.

For more information on Austin Energy, please visit the company’s website.