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The Palomino Solar Energy Project
Innergex is the developer and will finance, construct and be the long-term owner and operator of the proposed 200 MWAC Palomino Solar Energy Project (“Palomino” or the “Project”). We pride ourselves on being stewards of the communities in which we operate and strive to share the long-term value of our operating facilities with all project stakeholders.
Palomino will be located in Dodson and Union Townships, just east of Lynchburg, in Highland County, Ohio. The Project will add clean energy to Ohio’s electrical grid, providing enough power to meet the energy needs of over 40,000 Ohioan households. Construction will be funded by Innergex and the power will be sold to a large energy buyer, most likely a creditworthy corporation or electric utility. Along with supplying competitively-priced electricity to the grid, Palomino will provide significant short and long-term economic benefits to the local community.
Highland County is an ideal location for solar energy development in Ohio as it has some of the Buckeye state’s best solar resource. Additionally, it has an abundance of clear, flat land which allows for straightforward project design and construction. Palomino would consist of rows of photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays mounted on aluminum racks. The solar modules are strung together like Christmas lights and fed through inverters which convert the direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity. The inverted AC current will connect via underground cables to the project substation where the electricity voltage will be stepped up to the grid voltage using the main power transformer prior to being injected into the grid.
Innergex has a successful track record developing and constructing similar projects, like its 200 MW Hillcrest solar facility located in neighboring Brown County, targeted to reach full commercial operation in early 2021.
At Innergex Renewable Energy (Innergex), a global publicly-traded company headquartered in Canada, we believe in sustainable development that balances People, our Planet and Prosperity. We develop Hydro, Wind, Solar and Energy Storage facilities that we own for the long-term. Since our foundation in 1990, working with communities has been key to our success. For over 15 years, Innergex has been present in the US, is currently active in several states and has a main office in San Diego.
Innergex’s philosophy has always been to develop and operate reliable, high-quality projects while respecting the environment and balancing the best interests of communities and partners. Thus, when developing a solar energy project, Innergex believes in maximizing local benefits, such as giving preference to hiring local people, consultants, businesses and contractors.
Once in operation, property taxes generated by the project are expected to contribute about $1,800,000 per year amongst Highland County, Dodson and Union Townships, East Clinton Local School District, Hillsboro City School District and Lynchburg-Clay School District. Beyond this stable and durable revenue for local administrations, Innergex has a long history of sponsoring and supporting education, local associations and community events in the communities where we operate.
Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB)
The mission of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) is to support sound energy policies that allow for the installation of new energy generation and transmission infrastructure which provide long-term benefits to Ohio citizens, promote the state’s economic interests, and protect the environment.
Learn more about the OPSB, the application process, steps involved, and how you can participate in it: Ohio Power Siting Board
Landing page for Case No. 21-0041-EL-BGN with access to the application materials, schedule and docket.
Do you have questions, comments or would you like a copy of the application? Please send us your request at: email@example.com. You can also mail your questions to:
Palomino Solar, C/O Innergex Renewable Energy
3636 Nobel Drive
San Diego, California