James Scrivener, CEO of National Solar Power, will be the guest speaker at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Monday, Jan. 16.
The banquet, which will be followed by the general membership meeting, will begin at 7 p.m. and is being held at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center in Bristol.
“National Solar Power recently decided to build a world-class solar facility in Gadsden County that will have a resounding impact on our region. I am confident that you will find his presentation not only interesting but also inspiring for the future of our local economy,” Chamber of Commerce President Michael Wright told chamber members in a recent memo.
The decision to locate in Gadsden County will add hundreds of jobs and is expected to bring $1.5 million in economic investment into the region, according to a September 2011 news release from the company.
“With Gadsden County and the surrounding region, we know that we will have access to a qualified work force – for construction and operation,” Scrivener said after last year’s announcement.
By converting the natural power of the sun into electricity, National Solar Power’s planned 400-megawatt farm will be capable of providing enough renewable energy to power roughly 32,000 homes.