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New solar power site active near Thomson

ELIZABETH – A new utility-scale solar power generation site is now online in Jo-Carroll Energy’s service territory.

The 1.5-megawatt York Solar Site near Thomson is owned and operated by ENGIE North America. Dairyland Power Cooperative, Jo-Carroll Energy’s wholesale power provider, has a power purchase agreement with ENGIE for the facility’s full output. ENGIE installed, owns, operates and maintains the facility, Jo-Carroll staff said.

Bee and butterfly habitat is being developed, and ENGIE is using native seed mixes of grasses and flowers to create a certified pollinator garden.

Go to dairylandpower.com for more information.

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