April 15 (Renewables Now) - The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) has given the go-ahead to two solar projects in the state with a combined capacity of 450 MW.
Approvals have been granted on Thursday to the 300-MW Badger Hollow Solar Farm project in Iowa County and the 150-MW Two Creeks solar projects in Manitowoc County.
To be located within Mifflin, Eden, and Linden townships, the Badger Hollow project is expected to go live in 2020, generating enough electricity to supply 77,100 homes per year. It was proposed by Badger Hollow Solar Farm LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy LLC. Two Creeks Solar LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, is developing the second project.
As agreed in the summer of 2018, Wisconsin Public Service Corp (WPS) will buy 100 MW in each project and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) will get 50 MW in each scheme, thus buying half of the Badger Hollow solar park and the Two Creeks photovoltaic (PV) plant. The acquisition was greenlighted by the PSC, which has also given the thumbs-up to the tie lines that will deliver the solar power to nearby substations.