Krieger to present YWCA program

PIQUA ― Ed Krieger, City of Piqua power system director, will present the YWCA Monthly Luncheon program about the Piqua Solar Project on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a noon luncheon ($7 perperson).

“The Staunton Street solar field has been providing power to the city of Piqua for about a month, offering the city a renewable energy source and a savings on transmission costs,” Krieger said.

This eight-acre site is a component of the American Municipal Power (AMP) Solar Phase II project, in which the city is a participant, according to Krieger.

There are nearly 7,700 solar panels installed on the former Staunton Street School site. “The city expects to see a return on our investment over the 25 year span of AMP’s solar power project,” Krieger said.

“We are excited to have Mr. Krieger present this informative program for our monthly luncheon series,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “This is a great opportunity for attendees to hear first-hand what this will mean for the city of Piqua and those getting power from the city.”0

A UVMC nurse will be available from 10:15-11 a.m. for free glucose and blood pressure screenings.

Reservations for the program and luncheon must be made by Monday, Sept. 10, by calling the YWCA at (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.