The proposed $390 million projects, which are being reviewed by grid operator MISO, would be developed by energy companies Invenergy and NextEra Energy Resources. Two utilities -- MGE Energy in the Madison area and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. in the Green Bay area -- are seeking to purchase all of the proposed solar project's total power production.
The proposed Badger Hollow solar farm developed by Chicago-based Invenergy would incorprorate 1.2 million solar panels covering about 2,500 acres of farmland in Iowa County in central Wisconsin.
The 150-MW Two Creeks solar farm would run by NextEra.
(Source: WPSC, Energy News Network, SDD, 30 Nov., 2019) Contact: Wisconsin Public Service Commission, (608) 266-5481, www.psc.wi.gov
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Since the most recent data period,coal-powered plants in Pleasant Prairie, Sheboygan and Green Bay have been shutter and replaced with natural gas and renewable energy.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission( WPSC) notes that the state's coal consumption has decreased by 28 pct since its peak in 2005, and overall emissions have dropped 20 pct.
(Source: WPSC, University of Wisconsin, Wisc. Public Radio, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: The Wisconsin Public Service Commission, 608-266-5481, https://psc.wi.gov
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The company must first obtain all of the necessary state and local regulatory approvals before construction begins in arly 2019 (Source: Wisconsin PSC, Wisc. AgConnection, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Wisconsin PSC, (608) 266-5481, https://psc.wi.gov
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