AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ERIE COUNTY
Wheatsborough Solar offers a new source of economic development, including long-term local and state tax revenue for schools, government services, and public infrastructure. The power from Wheatsborough Solar will be delivered into the local Ohio electrical grid, helping to diversify Ohio’s energy portfolio. Solar power is one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity available today, and its ability to generate power at peak times helps reduce electricity costs for all consumers.
In addition to the jobs directly and indirectly created during construction and operation of Wheatsborough Solar, this project also creates opportunities for companies with renewable energy goals to expand into Erie County and open new locations adjacent to renewable power.
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ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE
Wheatsborough Solar was approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board in September 2021. Wheatsborough Solar started construction in October 2022 by planting a cover crop in the areas where facility construction is planned. Full construction of the facility commenced around August 21, 2023 and will continue through December 2024. Commercial operations is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2025.