ACCIONA to install largest solar project in Kentucky
ACCIONA has been given the green light to build its first solar farm in Kentucky from the state placement council. The 188 MW Fleming County project is one of four in Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois that were part of a power purchase agreement with Amazon announced last year.
“We are incredibly excited to receive this approval from the Kentucky Siting Board and thank the Board for this order,” said Joaquín Castillo, CEO of ACCIONA Energy in the US. -pandemic economic recovery for the county, and will be a model for future solar power development in Kentucky. “
The project represents a major step forward for solar energy in the state, and has the potential to generate more than double the number of solar installed in Kentucky, according to data from the Solar Energy Industry Association and recently approved Kentucky projects. The project was the first to pass the public hearing that is now required for projects in the state.
ACCIONA will invest nearly $ 200 million in the Fleming County Solar Farm, which will have a significant economic impact on Fleming County, where it is located, creating up to 300 jobs during construction and local tax contributions to the county and local population to support. school districts. In addition, the project will be part of ACCIONA’s Social Impact Management program, which will reinvest a portion of the project’s annual revenues in community efforts to improve education, welfare and environmental management.
In December, ACCIONA announced an agreement with Amazon to provide 641 MW of clean energy to Amazon from projects in Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. ACCIONA plans to gain ground next month for a 100 MW Illinois project that is part of that agreement. Two additional projects are still under consideration by the state licensing authorities.
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