Solar Could Power 16 PA Agencies by Next Year – 2025

Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled the Commonwealth’s renewable energy initiative, the Pennsylvania Project to Utilize Light and Solar Energy (PA PULSE). By 2025, state government is planning to get 50% of its electricity from ten new solar arrays around the Commonwealth, enough to power 16 state agencies. 

The state Department of General Services has entered into a contract with Constellation for a 15-year fixed price agreement. The PA PULSE initiative includes ten solar arrays, built, owned, and operated by Lightsource bp across Columbia, Juniata, Crawford, Northumberland, Snyder, and York Counties, which will supply 361,000 megawatt-hours, which is enough to power 16 state agencies. The press release states that the solar arrays are setback from property lines and use discreet fencing with wildlife planted to avoid disrupting residents. It was not mentioned if these projects have received local land use approvals yet. Click here for the press release and here for more from Lightsource bp on the project. 

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