Apple River Solar Project

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The Apple River Solar Project is a 100 megawatt (MW) solar development located in Polk County, Wisconsin. Apple River covers approximately 1,000 acres and is connected to the Apple River Substation. The project is anticipated to positively impact the environment by using a variety of sustainable development practices, as well as the local economy by producing tax revenue, jobs, and contributions through an education fund. Apple River is estimated to offset approximately 145,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually during operations – the equivalent of taken an estimated 31,000 cars off the road every year.

Apple River Solar will provide energy and capacity for the transmission network and will connect to the electric grid at the Apple River Substation. Apple River will provide a cost effective alternative to fossil fuels. Apple River’s project footprint will consist of approximately 1,000 acres signed under agreement and has ideal conditions for solar energy generation.

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Operational Capacity 100 MW
Location Polk County, Wisconsin
Anticipated Commerical Operation Date 2022
Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions Offset 145,000 metric tons
WPSC Docket # 9808-CE-100
Project Website
Project Email [email protected]
Project Phone Number TBD

ABOUT National Grid Renewables

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located throughout multiple states in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and paired energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operations.

Cordi O Hara

Cordi O'Hara

Chair of the National Grid Renewables Board & President, National Grid Ventures

In her role as President of National Grid Ventures (NGV), Cordi is responsible for the development, financing, construction and operation of large-scale energy assets, including: electricity interconnectors; LNG storage and regasification; onshore wind and solar generation; and competitive transmission.

Prior to joining NGV, Cordi was Chief Operating Officer, US Gas Business for National Grid; where she was accountable for the safe, reliable and affordable operation of National Grid’s gas distribution businesses across the New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island service territories on behalf of the company’s 3.6 million customers.

Cordi also ran the UK System Operator for National Grid, where she oversaw the strategy, planning and operation of over 14,000 miles of gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. In her tenure in this role she integrated over 14 GW of renewable, clean energy into the UK system. She has advocated for innovative solutions to a decarbonized energy market, including clean technology solutions and new demand response initiatives.

Cordi became a fellow of the UK Energy Institute in 2016, acknowledging her significant experience in UK and European energy markets and networks, and was awarded an OBE in 2019.

Cordi has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, managing key relationships with government officials, regulators and customers. She has overseen transformation efforts to improve the customer experience across the National Grid businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining National Grid, Cordi worked for Centrica, the largest UK energy retailer, in a variety of commercial and operational roles; including serving 11 million customer accounts in the United Kingdom.

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