Unbridled Solar Project

Unbridled_Solar-01 logo

The Unbridled Solar Project is a 160 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating facility proposed to be located in Henderson County and Webster County, Kentucky (the “Project”). The Project will span approximately 1,700 acres and will connect to the Reid Substation. 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 255,000 metric tons each year – the equivalent of taking approximately 55,000 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. Unbridled Solar hosted a public information meeting in August 2020 and submitted a construction certificate application in December 2020. The Project docket (https://psc.ky.gov/PSC_WebNet/ViewCaseFilings.aspx?case=2020-00242) is the best way to stay informed about the Project, and a PDF of the certificate application is available on the docket.

View Kentucky Electric Generation & Transmission Siting Board Guide to Public Participation

Upcoming Meetings
Unbridled 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. The first opportunity for the public to engage in the EGTSB process is the Public Information Meeting. Unbridled Solar held a Public Information Meeting in August to inform the public about the project and take any questions or comments regarding the Project. To review a copy of the presentation, please click the Project Info Mtg Slides button above. There will be more opportunities for the public to participate in the EGTSB process now that the application is filed. To learn more about how to get involved in the EGTSB process, please click the Guide to Public Participation link above.

Please Contact Us for More Information:

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Operational Capacity 160 MW-AC
Location Henderson and Webster Counties, Kentucky
Anticipated Commerical Operation Date 12/31/2023
Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions Offset ~255,000 metric tons annually
Annual Local Tax Revenue Generated ~$160,000*
Project Email UnbridledSolar@nationalgridrenewables.com
Project Phone Number 364-201-2586
Kentucky PSC Siting Board Docket Number 2020-00242
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.

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.

This website uses cookies to better understand how visitors use our site, for advertising, and to offer you a more personalized experience. By using this website with cookies enabled in your browser, you agree to their use by this site. For more information, please review our privacy policy.