Construction and operation an expansive photovoltaic solar energy facility and associated infrastructure on approximately 1,963 acres of privately-owned land. Three separate Conditional Use Permits have been filed with the County, which together define the project sites (VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5). Collectively, the proposed projects involve the construction of up to 350 megawatt (MW) alternating current PV solar energy facility with an integrated 350 MW battery storage system (not to exceed 700 MW).The projects propose to utilize either thin film or crystalline solar PV technology modules mounted either on fixed frames or horizontal single-axis tracker (HSAT) systems. The projects would include electronic/electrical equipment, on-site substations, interconnection facilities, access roads and fencing. The electrical energy produced by the projects would be conducted through the projects’ interconnection facilities to the following: VEGA SES 2 - IID KN/KS Line; VEGA SES 3 - IID 161 kV “F” Transmission Line; and VEGA SES 5- IID 92 kV Midway Substation.
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Power:Solar (Megawatts 350)
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