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Watts appointed to energy committee

Denton Mayor Chris Watts has been appointed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors to serve as vice chairman for the Public Power of the Energy Standing Committee, according to a city of Denton press release.

Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California, and USCM president, made the appointment of Watts for the newly created position, which will help to develop a proactive and strategic agenda regarding public-power issues impacting municipalities across the nation, the press release stated.

Watts serves as president of the Texas Municipal Power Agency board of directors.

Denton Municipal Electric, the city-owned electric utility, boasts a 40 percent renewable energy portfolio at no additional cost to customers, according to the press release.

Denton Municipal Electric has been recognized by the American Public Power Association and was a recipient of the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Public Power Wind Award.

— Staff report