The Napa County Green Party is hosting an event Friday to examine possible use of the Napa Pipe site to generate renewable energy.
The event, at 6 p.m. at the Napa County Library community room, 580 Coombs St., will focus on community choice aggregation. It allows municipalities “to aggregate the electric loads of residents, businesses and municipal facilities to facilitate the purchase and sale of electrical energy,” according to a news release.
The local Green Party has proposed the Napa Pipe site as a center for producing and distributing renewable energy, according to the news release.
The site has long been planned for a mixed development of commercial and residential, and the application is before the county Board of Supervisors.
Richmond Mayor Gayle Mclaughlin, Gopal Shanker, the president of Recolte Energy, and Woody Hastings, the renewable energy implementation manager for the Climate Protection Campaign, will be part of a panel discussion.
“CCAs are a progressive approach to solving some of our climate change problems,” said Steven Stratford, a member of the local Green Party. “In an economic recessionary period, they create jobs, lower energy costs and give control of rate-setting to the customers.”