TOGETHER NEW ORLEANS TO UNVEIL COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE PLAN AT COUNCIL
Releases two-minute video short TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 10AM
CITY COUNCIL CLIMATE & SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
CITY HALL, 1300 PERDIDO STREET
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To watch the video short on the Community Lighthouse Project, click here
(available after 2pm Saturday)
New Orleans - It's been in the works since the days immediately after Hurricane Ida, but the Community Lighthouse Project will get its first formal unveiling this Tuesday, March 22nd at New Orleans' City Council.
The Community Lighthouse idea, a brain-child of Together New Orleans, is an ambitious plan to build a network of resiliency hubs at eighty-five community organizations and congregations across South Louisiana, each with commercial-scale solar and backup battery storage to serve as response hubs in the wake of a disaster.
The project, as its organizers are quick to point out, is still in an early phase of development, but it's getting plenty of street buzz and mainstream recognition already.It received prominent mention in a Wall Street Journal feature story last month about back-up power systems across the country.
And last week, the US Department of Energy selected the Community Lighthouse Project to be one of fourteen proposals nationally to receive technical assistance under its Energy Storage for Social Equity initiative.
This Tuesday, March 22nd at 10am, at the invitation of At-large Council Member and Committee Chair Helena Moreno, the Community Lighthouse Project will get its most thorough public airing to date at City Council's Climate and Sustainability Committee.
In advance of the hearing, Together New Orleans is releasing a two-minute video short about the plan which will be available on youtube after 2pm Saturday.