Georgetown attracts international spotlight, Al Gore with renewable energy

Christy Millweard | KVUE 7:25 PM. CDT | October 23, 2017

A Williamson County city has gained world-wide attention after choosing to move to 100 percent renewable energy.

A Williamson County city has gained world-wide attention after choosing to move to 100 percent renewable energy.

A Williamson County city has gained world-wide attention after choosing to move to 100 percent renewable energy.

An international spotlight is on Central Texas as Georgetown hosts the Grid Next conference of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries.

Former Vice President Al Gore was the keynote speaker Monday.

The Williamson County city has gained worldwide attention after choosing to move 100 percent to renewable energy.

"We're worldwide; today we had a crew from Japan filming, and did an interview with commissioner of Wales on UK last Friday, so we truly are an international kind of story... people have a lot of interest in what's going on in Georgetown," said Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross.

The city is currently using wind power from a wind farm West of Amarillo and will use a new solar panel unit in West Texas. It's scheduled to go online in 2018.

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