The City of Chaska will host an open house at city council chambers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 to provide information about the Hometown Wind Power Program.
As part of the Municipal Power Association (MMPA), Chaska is one of eleven member cities that will receive a wind turbine for electricity generation. The wind turbines will help MMPA meet the Minnesota state mandate for 12 percent renewable energy by 2012. Chaska is currently in the process of choosing a location for its wind turbine. The open house is designed to provide more information about the project, educate the public on the myths and realities of wind power, and to gather feedback on the various location possibilities. All residents are invited to attend the open house. Representatives from the MMPA, the City of Chaska, and Windustry, a nonprofit agency, will be on hand to answer questions and explain the project.
For more information, residents can contact City Electrical Director Dan Geiger, at 952-448-4335.