….many aren’t saving as much as expected because although they’ll use less electricity from Georgia Power, they’ll be paying more per killowatt hour, a couple of city managers said.

Woodbine recently approved a $192,600 bid for a solar power plant with a tracking system that will follow the sun across the sky and power the wastewater treatment plant between U.S. 17 and Interstate 95.

“We’re not the first one on this train,” City Manager Ken Walker said.

Nor will they be the last.

Jesup is getting ready to bid its own plant and has already spent $70,000 on the project, City Manager Mike Deal said.

In Southeast Georgia, Baxley was among the first cities to go to solar power spurred partly by 1.03 percent financing for “greenovation,” City Manager Jeff Baxley said.

Southeast Georgia cities turning to solar power to save money on wastewater treatment

WOODBINE, Ga. | Small Georgia cities are turning to the sun for power at wastewater treatment plants to save money.