Richmond 4 Solar Park Recognized for Excellence


IMPA’s Richmond 4 Solar Park project was presented the 1st place Award of Excellence at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards this September. The ABC awards program judges nominated projects by eight different metrics: complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost. The Richmond 4 Solar Park was constructed in 2020 and is one of IMPA’s largest solar parks, rated at 7.0 megawatts (MW-AC). Award of Excellence recipients include all construction team members, including Brandt Construction Inc. and Gaylor Electric, who were both instrumental in the development of Richmond 4.

IMPA’s Vice President of Generation, Chris Sanders, accepted the award on behalf of IMPA at the Excellence in Construction Awards Gala at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on September 30. Sanders leads many of IMPA’s solar park projects throughout the state of Indiana.

“I’m glad to accept the ABC award on behalf of IMPA and the entire construction team that worked together to build the Richmond 4 Solar Park,” said Sanders. “We take pride in all of our solar parks and work hard to maintain high standards through the construction of each project. Being recognized for the efforts that we put in to serve IMPA’s member communities is an honor.”

IMPA looks forward to continuing its quality solar program and constructing more solar parks in member communities. Currently, IMPA has three solar parks under construction and six future developments underway. The Agency plans to have 200 MW of constructed solar capacity by 2023.