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The Fayette Solar Project is a 47.5 megawatt (MW) solar development located in Fayette and Highland Counties, Ohio. Fayette Solar will span approximately 450 acres and will be connected to the electric grid via the existing Greenfield Substation. The project is anticipated to positively impact the local economy by producing significant tax revenue, short and long-term jobs, and annual contributions through a charitable fund. Fayette Solar is estimated to offset approximately 67,900 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually during operations – the equivalent of taking an estimated 15,100 cars off the road every year.

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The Ross County Solar Project is a 120 megawatt (MW) solar development located in Ross County, Ohio which will span approximately 1,300 acres and will be connected to a new switching station on the AC2-060 transmission line. The project is anticipated to positively impact the local economy by producing tax revenue, jobs and contributions through a charitable fund. Ross County Solar is also estimated to offset approximately 160,900 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually during operations – the equivalent of taking an estimated 35,800 cars off the road every year.

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Projects located in Ross, Highland, and Fayette Counties total 167.5 MW

Minneapolis, MN (November 16, 2023) – National Grid Renewables announced the start of onsite construction at neighboring projects in southern Ohio today. Once operational, the Ross County Solar Project (Ross) and the Fayette Solar Project (Fayette) will deliver a combined 167.5 megawatts (MW) of clean solar power.

“Ross and Fayette mark our second and third projects to break ground in Ohio, the first being our Yellowbud Solar Project, in Ross and Pickaway counties,” stated Joe Ibrahim, Vice President, Construction and Engineering. “We’re excited to extend our partnership with communities both locally and statewide, and we look forward to bringing these projects through construction into operation to benefit our neighbors and landowners.”

Both projects are being constructed by Kiewit Power Constructors Co. and will utilize solar modules developed and produced by First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), who has a manufacturing plant near Toledo, Ohio.

“The success of the Yellowbud Solar Project is the result of National Grid Renewable’s strong collaboration with First Solar, Kiewit, local unions and the community,” said Jake Lathers, project manager for Kiewit Power Constructors Co. “We look forward to continuing this partnership through the construction of the Ross and Fayette solar projects, which will provide clean, reliable energy to the local area along with additional economic benefits and training opportunities.” 

At 120 MW, Ross is anticipated to produce an estimated $27 million in new tax revenue throughout its first 25 years of operation. Fayette, a 47.5 MW project, is estimated to create $10.6 million in tax revenue during that same time period. Together, the projects will also donate approximately $670,000 through local charitable funds. Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, the projects are estimated to offset carbon dioxide emissions by 145,000 metric tons annually.

About National Grid Renewables

National Grid Renewables develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind, and energy storage. As a farmer-founded and community-focused business, National Grid Renewables repowers America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future. National Grid Renewables supports National Grid’s vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit www.nationalgridrenewables.com or follow the company on LinkedIn.

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