Advertisement

Hearing planned for now-downsized solar farm proposal in Union Bridge

The Maryland Public Service Commission announced in a Thursday news release that it will hold a second public comment hearing on a proposed solar project in Carroll County.

The hearing will be on the application of Citizens of UB (Union Bridge) Solar LLC to build a solar generating facility at South Main Street and Green Valley Road, near the Potomac Edison Carroll Substation, according to the news release. The hearing will be held on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union Bridge Fire Company, at 8 W. Locust St.

Advertisement

The news release noted that the proposed project has been downsized, reducing its planned generating capacity from 9.9 megawatts to 8.172 megawatts.

“According to the applicant’s revised environmental review documents, filed on April 12, 2019, the solar array will be constructed on nearly 48 acres on a parcel located on Green Valley within an unincorporated area in Carroll County,” the release reads.

A portion of the project that was proposed to be within Union Bridge has been removed, but a portion of the project’s perimeter road and fence will still be in Union Bridge, according to the release.

The first public comment hearing was held last fall, on Oct. 18.

Written comments for the upcoming hearing must be submitted through the commission’s public comments electronic filing system by Aug. 20.

Advertisement
Advertisement