Portage Solar Project

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The Portage Solar Project is a 250 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating facility proposed to be located in Portage County, Wisconsin (the “Project”). The Project will span approximately 2,000 acres and will include the construction of a new Project substation and a 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line less than 500 feet in length. This will connect to existing Plover Substation owned by American Transmission Company (ATC). 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 342,000 metric tons each year – the equivalent of taking approximately 74,000 cars off the road.

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Operational Capacity 250 MW
Location Towns of Grant and Plover, Portage County Wisconsin
Anticipated Commerical Operation Date December 31, 2024
Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions Offset ~342,000 metric tons
Annual Local Tax Revenue Generated ~$25 Million over 25 years, $1million annually
Project Email [email protected]
Project Phone Number 715-201-3620
Wisconsin Public Service Commission Docket Number 9810-CE-100
Wisconsin Public Service Commission Docket Link View Docket >

*Environmental benefits calculated using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator. Economic benefits calculated based on National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) JEDI Model, National Grid Renewables models, and current tax law for renewable energy facilities. All project production, benefits, and amounts are estimates and not guaranteed. Information presented is subject to change.

ABOUT National Grid Renewables

National Grid Renewables 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 repowers America’s grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the National Grid Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

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