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Meherrin Solar Project

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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:

  1. Increase setback along Pine Logging Road from 80 ft to 320 ft, specifically adjacent to the pond.
  2. Removed panels to the North (near the cell tower location), improving the viewshed across Pine Logging Road.
  3. Added 25 foot planted buffer to the North, improving the viewshed along Brink Road.
  4. Adjusted service road and fence layout in southern portion to avoid impacts to wetlands
  5. 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 Meherrin Solar Project will preserve the region’s agricultural heritage.
    • Spreading across approximately 524.98 acres of land, much of the land between solar panels is undeveloped, leaving the opportunity to plant native grasses and wildflowers.
    • As part of decommissioning, the land will be restored so it is available for its original agricultural use.

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  • 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 PM

1781 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.inquiries@brookfieldrenewable.com

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