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Proposed Solar Farm could be coming to Herkimer County

EDF Renewables held an open house to show proposed plans

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 10:34 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 11:08 PM

ILION, N.Y.-There could be a solar farm coming to Herkimer County in the coming years.

EDF Renewables held an open house Wednesday night at Francesa's Banquet Hall in Illion showing local leaders and residents the proposed plans for the farm.

The solar panels would be located in the Towns of Columbia and Litchfield in Herkimer County.

The farm would be a 350 megawatts, that would encompass around 2,100 acres.

Jack Honor, the Development Manager for EDF Renewables tells NewsChannel 2 there are many benefits of building the solar farm.

"The key benefits of this project would be the environmental benefits of solar power, creating about 300 good paying construction jobs, and contributing about a million dollars a year to a local tax base that would go to the schools, the town, and the county." Honor said.

Honor mentioned that the project is estimated to cost $300,000,000. Tax benefits are estimated to be around one million dollars a year.

The money from the tax benefits connected to the project would go to Herkimer County, the Towns of Columbia and Litchfield, and the school districts within them.

If approved, the project would begin within the next four years.

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