As a part of PEC’s cooperative-wide solar power generation project, the City of Johnson City is leasing a city-owned property to RES, PEC’s solar developer, to construct two one-megawatt (MW) solar facilities. Located off of Highway 290 on city-owned property, the 5,700-panel facilities will cover 14 acres.
“This project will benefit our city from both an economic and environmental standpoint, and we are excited to be the future home to two state-of-the-art facilities,” Johnson City Mayor Dawn Capra said.
Construction will take approximately four to six months. When completed, up to 15 MW of solar power will be produced, allowing us to offset power during peak time periods when market prices can be at their highest.
“This project is part of PEC’s ongoing effort to maintain a reliable, low-cost, balanced power portfolio to serve PEC members,” PEC Vice President of Power Supply and Energy Services Ingmar Sterzing said.
Members interested in solar-related programs can learn more at pec.coop/solar.