Project Details

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Arevon and Tenaska are proud to be developing the Gibson Solar Project, located in Gibson County, Indiana.

Here is a snapshot of the project:

Size

280 megawatt AC

Location

Gibson County, Indiana. The power will be transmitted to the Gibson-Francisco 345kV line(Duke).

Land Area

The project will have a footprint of approximately 2,250 acres of land to locate solar panel arrays, an operations and maintenance building, inverters and access roads.

Investment

$249 Million local estimated investment

Power Generation

The project is expected to generate enough solar energy to power the average electricity consumption of approximately 50,000 Indiana homes each year.

Project Life

Once constructed, the project has a 35-year useful life. After this time, it will be decommissioned in accordance with a decommissioning plan and bond.

Economic Development Study

A study conducted by Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute, in collaboration with Dr. Kenneth Richards of Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, reported that the Gibson Solar Project would bring broad economic benefits to Gibson County, including:

Direct Construction Jobs

Over 266 full-time construction jobs.

Direct Operations Jobs

Up to 5 anticipated full-time operations and maintenance jobs.

Local Goods and Services

Annual expenditures on goods and services in excess of $800,000 per year for 35 years.

Gross Domestic Product

Contribution of $45 million to Gibson County GDP during construction.

Economic Ripples

Additional jobs and spending as an indirect outcome of economic activities created by the project.

Benefits

Community Benefits

  • Generates property and sales tax revenue for schools, first responders and other local needs
  • Compensates landowners for land use providing stable income source for over 35 years
  • Contracts with local businesses and services
  • Does not place heavy burden on government-supported services like schools and roads
  • Results in secondary economic activity for local restaurants, hotels and other retail and wholesale businesses

Power Benefits

  • Does not need external fuel inputs, reducing transportation risks and increasing reliability
  • Will help Indiana meet its power needs

Environmental Benefits

  • Produces zero-emissions power that does not contribute to local pollution or global climate change
  • Generates power with no noise or smell
  • Will help Indiana meet its clean energy and climate goals

Timeline

EARLY 2021

Local Agreements

MID-2021

Engineering and permitting.

LATE 2021

Final approval.

2022/2023

Begin construction.

2023

Operational

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