GEORGETOWN, Texas — Georgetown is now running completely on renewable energy and is the first city in Texas to do so.

A combination of solar and wind energy has officially replaced energy sources like coal and natural gas.

The City says the change will positively impact the environment and its residents.


"Our energy is not producing pollutants to the air so so we not only have the advantage of it being a good financial decision and stabilizing our rates in the long term, but it's good for the environment," Keith Hutchinson, public communications director for The City of Georgetown, said.

The solar contract is signed for 25 years and the wind contract is set for 20 years.

Georgetown has already reached out to neighboring cities to help them make the same changes.