CPV strategies 175-MW solar farm on previous coal mine in Maryland

Mar 17, 2021 06:22 PM ET
  • Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) will certainly be seeking clearance to build a 175-MW solar farm on the website of a coal mine in Maryland that closed recently.
CPV strategies 175-MW solar farm on previous coal mine in Maryland
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The business announced the plan on Wednesday, saying that it means to file an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Requirement (CPCN) to construct as well as operate the Foundation solar farm on previous Vindex/Arch Coal extracting sites simply north of Kitzmiller in Garrett County.

If permitted, the solar park will certainly be sited on regarding 1,100 acres of the previous mine property. CPV said it has actually been performing ecological, geotechnical, electric and also engineering researches on the home because very early last year and also got support for the project from the Garrett County board of commissioners on Tuesday.

Building and construction job might start very early next year and also be finished in mid-2023. The project is anticipated to produce greater than 150 jobs during the procedure.

The state of Maryland is going after a target of reaching a 14.5% solar share by 2028 and a 50% renewable energy share by 2030.

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