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Another major solar project planned for Seneca County: State will have final say on it, not local officials

Seneca County is set to become home to a second new, large-scale solar energy facility. Savion Energy, a Missouri-based company, announced its intention to build a 90-megawatt solar plant, covering 827 acres across the towns of Waterloo and Junius.

The proposed North Seneca Solar Project LLC aims to lease land from five local property owners near Dunham and Nine Foot roads. Savion Energy is preparing to submit its application for a state permit to the Office of Renewable Energy Siting by the end of January.

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This solar facility will feature an array of photovoltaic panels, inverters, and other necessary infrastructure, including a substation and access roads. It is designed to connect to the National Grid’s 115-kilovolt transmission line and the state’s power grid.

The company asserts that the solar facility will contribute to New York’s Climate Leadership and Protection Act, which targets 70% renewable energy generation by 2030.

The project promises several benefits, including diversifying energy and income sources, creating jobs, enhancing local tax revenues, and boosting the economy through local purchases and services during construction and operations.

For more information, interested parties can visit the project website or contact the development manager, Camille Kaynor.