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Wed Jul 5, 2017, 08:23 PM

Pleased to discover my utility is 'into' renewables.

'SMECO Solar, a subsidiary of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, operates a solar farm in Hughesville to convert sunlight into energy. By harnessing the power of the sun, the solar farm, which sits on 33 acres of SMECO-owned land, uses 23,716 photovoltaic panels to generate 5.5 megawatts of electricity.

SMECO uses some of the solar energy to supply the needs of the Engineering and Operations Center, but the majority of the power is delivered to the grid. The state of Maryland requires all electric utilities to use a certain amount of renewable energy, and the SMECO solar farm helps us to fulfill that requirement.

The cost to construct the solar project has no impact on the distribution portion of customer bills.

We used land that we already owned when we built the solar farm, so we didnít need to purchase property.
We received a grant of $6 million, so SMECO didnít have to bear the full cost of construction.'>>>

https://www.smeco.coop/about/smeco-solar

I passed the facility today.

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Reply Pleased to discover my utility is 'into' renewables. (Original post)
elleng Jul 2017 OP
Best_man23 Jul 2017 #1
elleng Jul 2017 #2
rickford66 Jul 2017 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2017 #4
rickford66 Jul 2017 #5

Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 08:41 PM

1. Virginia Utilities were Proposing a Solar Farm near Remington

Was voted down by the tRump followers, maybe they thought the solar panels would drain all the sun's energy or something.

Sad.

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Response to Best_man23 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 08:55 PM

2. OY!

I wanted to stop by the side of the road today to get a pic of the facility; may do it in the future. It's about 20 miles from my home.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 09:07 PM

3. I've been buying wind power for a number of years here in NY.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 12:20 PM

4. Somewhere south of Buffalo?

I flew from DC to Toronto in April 2014. I saw one turbine after another in that stretch from Olean to Buffalo.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 01:42 PM

5. It's through NYSEG. We don't know specifically where it's produced.

All the wind power they buy is probably pooled together. I have a couple other friends who have been buying also.

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