Leslie Libby, Austin Energy’s Solar Energy Services Project Manager, is retiring after 23 years of service. In 2003, she was assigned the task of developing a solar rebate program. Leslie’s skills and desire to see solar flourish in Austin made her the perfect woman for this job. Under her leadership, Austin Energy helped 2,100 participants install 8.7 megawatts of solar on their rooftops.
A study in 2012 found that Austin Energy had the lowest cost residential solar projects in the country. This is thanks in no small part to the active solar market that Leslie helped to foster through the Austin Energy solar program.
Leslie has been a true champion for solar in Austin.
To recognize her years of service to the community Councilwoman Tovo will honor Leslie with the Distinguished Service Award tomorrow (Thursday, March 12). The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Parking is free (with validation) in the garage under City Hall.
We hope you will attend to show your support and gratitude for all that Leslie has done to keep solar growing in Austin.