Brookfield Renewable is proposing a 60-megawatt solar generation project for Greensville County in Virginia. The Meherrin Solar Project is Primarily located West of Pine Logging Road, East of Fountain Creek Road, and South of the intersection of Brink Road and Pine Logging Road. Another section is located East of Pine Logging Road and South of the Brink Substation.
From project inception into operations, the Meherrin Solar Project will stimulate Greensville County’s economy. The Project will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 9,500 homes.
LOCATION OF THE PROJECT: WE HEARD YOU
We recently submitted a new application to the Greensville County Planning Commission. This new application contained several changes based on feedback and consultation with stakeholders. Some changes include the following:
- Increase setback along Pine Logging Road from 80 ft to 320 ft, specifically adjacent to the pond.
- Removed panels to the North (near the cell tower location), improving the viewshed across Pine Logging Road.
- Added 25 foot planted buffer to the North, improving the viewshed along Brink Road.
- Adjusted service road and fence layout in southern portion to avoid impacts to wetlands
- Opportunity to expand buffer along Fountain Creek Road
To view the newly submitted application, along with site maps (pages 7-9), please check out below:
Greensville County Meherrin Solar Project Submittal
You can also check out our updated presentation on the project:
Meherrin Solar Project Presentation
CREATING VALUE FOR THE GREENSVILLE COUNTY COMMUNITY
Beyond producing clean, renewable power, the Meherrin Solar Project can provide socioeconomic benefits to the County, including jobs, increased business revenues and tax revenues.
- During construction, estimates of up to $5 million in associated labor income and up to $16.6 million in additional economic output will benefit Greensville County.
- During the operational period, estimates of up to ~$290,000 in associated labor income and up to ~$540,000 in additional annual economic output will benefit Greensville County.
- The Project will generate a total of approximately $1 million in local tax revenues over 25 years.
MINIMIZING THE IMPACTS ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
- The Meherrin Solar Project will NOT increase traffic.
- Minor maintenance work is expected to occur, only a few times per year.
- The project will have low or no impact on County services – requiring no new roads, utilities or impact on law enforcement.
- The Project Team has submitted a decommissioning plan to the County, along with a pledge to post financial security as needed to support future decommissioning efforts.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT?
Join our Project team at the Greensville County Planning Commission hearing for Brookfield Renewable’s Meherrin Solar Project.
Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM1781 Greensville County Circle, Emporia
The meeting will take place in the Board Room.
Looking for more information or have any questions?
Please contact us Meherrin.firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please see:
- Project Overview
- Economic and Fiscal Impact Report
- Special Use Permit Application
- Suitability in Accord Application
- Frequently Asked Questions about Solar
- Greensville County Memorandum
- Building trust through transparency and openness
- Protecting and enhancing natural ecosystems and biodiversity
- Working with local contractors and vendors, whenever possible
About Brookfield Renewable
Brookfield Renewable creates value by developing innovative natural power solutions that accelerate the world toward a carbon-free future. We do so by combining 100 years of operating experience as a developer, owner and operator of renewable power facilities, with industry-leading environmental stewardship, a strong commitment to health & safety, and to be an active partner to the communities where we live and work.
When developing projects, we are committed to: