The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's Energy and Sustainability Committee recently received a sneak peak at what will become the EPIcenter.
The EPIcenter is being constructed from what was once Mission Road Power Plant on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River. The EPIcenter is to be a clean energy innovation hub, according to a press release from the Chamber. The EPI in EPIcenter is a moniker for the terms Energy, Partnerships and Innovation. The facility will include a think tank, co-op space for established companies, an incubator, a fabrication lab, and space for exhibition and a conference center.
The EPIcenter will provide a range of activity and service for enhancing clean energy efforts in the area. That includes a showcase for new technology, inspiration and new development, continuing education, an array of clean energy experts in the field and advancements in the sector globally.
The EPIcenter is set to be located on the southern part of River Walk and it will connect to the Mission Reach, the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Sites, Confluence Park, and the Lone Star Brewery, according to information contained in the Chamber's press release.
It is estimated the project will cost $74 million. The facility is expected to raise more capital and it is estimated to be completed by 2021.