Fillmore County Solar Project

45 MW Solar

The Fillmore County Solar Project is a 45 megawatt (MW) solar project located in Fillmore county, Minnesota which will span approximately 470 acres and be connected to the Etna Switchyard. The project is anticipated to positively impact the local economy by producing tax revenue, jobs and contributions through a charitable fund. Fillmore County Solar is also estimated to offset approximately 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the project’s lifespan.

Project Benefits

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$8.88 million in direct economic impact over the first 20 years of operation
$1.99 million in new tax revenue over the first 20 years of operations
150 construction and operations jobs
$180,000 in charitable giving during the first 20 years of operations
1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions offset over 20 years
13,200 the equivalent number of cars removed from the road for a year, during the first 20 years of the project's lifespan
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2.1 billion gallons of water consumption avoided over first 20 years of operation

*Environmental benefits calculated using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator. Environmental benefits are singular, not additive. Economic benefits calculated based on National Grid Renewables models and current tax law for renewable energy facilities. Economic benefits represent estimated total impact over the first 20 years of operation. All project production, benefits, and amounts are estimates and not guaranteed. Information presented is subject to change.

**Calculations based on the data from S&P Global World Resources Institute and internal analysis. Subject to change.

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