Solar farm being considered for Myersville

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Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Ike Wilson
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Date Published: 08/14/2013

The Myersville Town Council pondered a conceptual plan for a solar farm Tuesday that would provide 70 percent to 80 percent of the municipal government’s daily electric needs. The project will entail several steps, Town Administrator Kristin Aleshire said, including identifying a suitable property for the undertaking, vetting the proposal publicly so residents are aware and identifying private investment to fund the venture. The viability of making the project is there, Aleshire said; it’s a matter of identifying private investment. “We’re not envisioning financing the project ourselves,” Aleshire said. Mayor Wayne Creadick Jr. said the town has already had some good discussions with RER Energy Group, the same firm that nearby Middletown officials are considering for their solar project.