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Co-Developers Of Meherrin Solar Project Continue Public Engagement Efforts

Public Meeting Held, Memorandum Outlining Details Of Project Released

(Greensville County, Va.)- Co-Developers of the Meherrin Solar Project, Brookfield Renewable and SolUnesco, have continued their public engagement efforts with a detailed overview that addresses several questions and concerns raised publicly in recent months. This comes after a public meeting was held last week to meet with local residents and businesses to discuss the project and answer any questions. The memo was directed to the planning commission.

This document outlines the scope of the project along with the economic benefits to the community, details on the technology and facts on health, safety and the environmental impacts of the project. The Memo was sent to the Planning Commission and made available for public viewing on the project’s website, Meherrinsolarproject.com.

Brookfield Renewable Manager of Stakeholder Relations Brian Noonan said, “We view ourselves as partners to the communities where we operate. This public engagement effort is the first step in building trust and developing a positive relationship with the community and making this project a success and beneficial for all of Greensville County.”

SolUnesco CEO, Francis Hodsoll said, “We are deeply appreciative to those who came out to our public meeting to learn more about the project and ask questions. Throughout this process, we’ve always looked to the public for their input on the project in order to make it a success, and we will continue to make ourselves readily available to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise.”

Among the information found in the Memo includes the economic benefits, which include:

  • An estimated one-time pulse of economic activity during its construction phase of up to:
    • 96 full-time-equivalent jobs in Greensville County & $5 million in associated labor income
    • $16.6 million in additional economic output to Greensville County.
  • An ongoing estimated annual economic impact during its operational phase of up to:
    • 7full-time-equivalent jobs in Greensville County& $292,702 in associated labor income
    • $539,806 in additional economic output to Greensville County                                                                

The developers are encouraging residents with questions or concerns to reach out to Francis Hodsoll of SolUnesco at info@solunesco.com or (703) 672-5097.

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