Unbridled Solar Project
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.
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.
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|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 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.
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