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Whitehorn Solar Project

Whitehorn Solar ProjectCounty/State:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Commercial Operations Date:

December 2020

Capacity:

50 MW

Regional Transmission Organization:

PJM Interconnection L.L.C.

Project Description:

Located outside the town of Gretna in Southern Virginia, the project will be built on about 450 acres of former farmland. Construction will begin in 2Q2020 and the Whitehorn Solar Project will be operational by December 15, 2020.


Project Schedule

Whitehorn Solar Project Schedule


Real Estate

  • 11 parcels with over 700 acres of land under long-term lease
  • Project access mainly through public roads, one private access easement executed
  • No transmission easements required

Interconnection

  • Interconnection Service Agreement and Interconnection Construction Service Agreement executed in September 2019
  • Project will interconnect to a 69kV switching station to be constructed on site and connecting to existing 69kV transmission line dissecting the project property

Environmental

  • Extensive environmental studies conducted and under review by responsible State agencies during the Project’s Permit-by-Rule review process
  • No suitable habitat for any threatened or endangered species identified
  • Environmental Management Plan and Unanticipated Discoveries Plan will be created and applied

Local Community

  • Project is well-sited and experienced no opposition during permitting
  • Whitehorn Solar is sited in a rural area where large-scale energy projects bring much needed economic development, including short- and long-term employment as well as tax benefits to the local community.

Permitting

  • Virginia Small Renewable Energy Project (Solar) Permit by Rule expected April 2020
  • Ministerial permits for construction/operation are in the process of being obtained

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