CALEDONIA – Invenergy will host a virtual public forum about its planned Horseshoe Solar farm in Caledonia and rush.
The session, scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will provide updates on the solar development and information on upcoming project milestones.
Horseshoe Solar Farm is a proposed 180-megawatt solar project being developed by Invenergy on land leased in the towns of Caledonia and Rush.
The information session follows the submission of the project’s Article 10 application and is part of Horseshoe Solar’s continued community engagement. Surveys of the project site to identify and mitigate any impact on potential cultural resources are ongoing. Twelve months of additional review and consideration of the project will be undertaken by state agencies prior to the approval and start of any construction.
Community members and stakeholders interested in participating in the virtual forum can do so by telephone or online:
n Dial-in number: 877-229-8493
n ID Code: 119732
Questions may also be submitted online before the meeting at: www.horseshoesolar.com.
Horseshoe Solar Farm will produce enough electricity to power 50,000 homes, according to Invenergy.
Invenergy said the project will provide more than $30 million in revenue over 35 years to local communities for schools, roads and bridges, healthcare and public safety while creating more than 300 construction jobs.
Invenergy said it is continuing to coordinate archival research and archaeological surveying in consultation with Native American interests and New York State Historic Preservation Office to clarify patterns of historical Native land use in the area and ensure any impact on potential cultural resources is mitigated.
In early July, Horseshoe Solar submitted its Article 10 application to the New York State Siting Board, marking a major milestone for the development of the project. A link to the application and corresponding documents can be found here. The Horseshoe Solar Farm Article 10 application is also available on the project website at www.horseshoesolar.com and hard copies are available at the following locations: Caledonia Library; Caledonia Town Hall; Avon Free Library; Rush Town Hall; and Rush Public Library.