RICHMOND, IN – Representatives from the City of Richmond, Richmond Power and Light (RP&L), and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) cut the ribbon on a new solar park in Richmond on Monday. Mayor Dave Snow, RP&L General Manager Randy Baker, and Richmond’s Utility Service Board Members were on hand to recognize the milestone in the community. They joined with other community representatives and IMPA President and CEO Raj Rao to celebrate the addition of the renewable energy source in the town. Richmond is one of 17 IMPA member communities to have a solar park.
“Richmond was one of the founding members of IMPA, and was also one of the first communities in which IMPA built a solar park. Richmond has always been a valued ally and staunch supporter of our ongoing efforts to provide low-cost, reliable, environmentally-responsible electricity to Indiana’s municipal electric communities,” commented Rao. “The output of the Richmond 2 Solar Park enables us to continue expanding our diverse portfolio through the addition of solar energy. We are certain that the park will have a lasting impact on the community.”
The Richmond 2 Solar Park is located on 58 acres of land and is comprised of approximately 27,000 solar panels. The facility is rated at 7.44 MW and will produce an annual amount of energy to power about 1190 homes.
Other IMPA communities in which solar parks have been built include Advance, Anderson, Argos, Bainbridge, Crawfordsville, Flora, Frankton, Greenfield, Huntingburg, Pendleton, Peru, Rensselaer, Spiceland, Tell City, Washington and Waynetown. IMPA is currently constructing additional solar parks throughout the state.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 61 cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state. For more information, visit www.IMPA.com.
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