by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—In a special called work session before their regular meeting, the Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, August 26, heard from Open Road Renewables (ORR), developers of the proposed Waller Solar Project—a 131MWac solar electric generation facility in the Nuttsville-Alfonso-Miskimon area. A special exception application for the project was filed with the county in July.
Director of planning and land use Brian Barnes said that “given the complexity and size of the project, county staff and the folks at Open Road Renewables felt that it might be appropriate to present it to you first in this format.”
Craig Adair, senior development manager with ORR, said they are “very excited about the project, not just because of the benefits that it could provide to the 22 landowners involved, but also to the county. We at Open Road are well aware that this is a big change. It’s a big project and it’s got a lot of different parts to it.”
While over 2,400 acres have been set aside for the project, the project area is 1,400 acres with solar panels installed on 1,000 acres and no battery storage….
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