Caldwell Solar Project

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The Caldwell Solar Project is an up to 200 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating facility proposed to be located in Caldwell County, Kentucky (the “Project”). The Project will span approximately 3,060 acres and will connect to Caldwell County to Barkley 161 kV transmission line. The Project is anticipated to positively impact both the local economy and environment by producing significant tax revenue and other economic benefits for the area, and offsetting carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 306,000 metric tons each year – the equivalent of taking approximately 66,000 cars off the road

Public Participation and the Permitting Process

Under Kentucky Law, electric generating facilities capable of producing 10 MW or more and non-regulated transmission lines capable of carrying 69,000 volts or more must apply for a Construction Certificate from the Kentucky Electric Generation & Transmission Siting Board (EGTSB). This process provides for a single unified process by which facilities can obtain a certificate to operate. Generally speaking, the EGTSB process includes a public informational meeting, submittal of certificate application, EGTSB staff and consultant review, public hearing, evidentiary hearing, and certificate issuance/denial. Caldwell Solar anticipates submitting a construction certificate application this fall. The Project Docket will be the best way to stay informed about the Project, and a PDF of the certificate application will be available upon submission.

Upcoming Meetings

Caldwell Solar seeks to keep the public informed and is happy to answer questions at any time prior to or during the permitting process. There are various ways for the public to formally participate in the EGTSB process. View Kentucky Electric Generation & Transmission Siting Board Guide to Public Participation. An evidentiary hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 9 a.m. EST via videoconference. This hearing will be streamed live and may be viewed on the PSC  website, psc.ky.gov. Public comments may be made at the beginning of the hearing by following the instructions listed on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov.

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PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Operational Capacity 200 MW-AC
Location Caldwell County, Kentucky
Anticipated Commerical Operation Date 2024-2025
Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions Offset ~306,000 metric tons annually
Annual Local Tax Revenue Generated ~$240,000*
Project Email [email protected]
Project Phone Number 364-201-2587
Kentucky PSC Siting Board Docket Number 2020-00244
Kentucky PSC Siting Board Docket Link View Case Filings

*Calculations estimated based on National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) JEDI Model and current state tax law for solar facilities. Subject to change.

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.

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