Badger Hollow Project | PSC Docket ID: 9697-CE-100

 Badger Hollow Project Information

Notice: The Commission approved the construction of this project on April 11, 2019.

Project Summary
  • Overview: On June 5, 2018, Badger Hollow Solar Farm LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy LLC, submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the construction of a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generating facility and associated systems totaling up to 300 megawatts (MW) in Iowa County.

  • Applicant stated need and proposed cost: because this project is considered a wholesale merchant plant as defined and described in Wis. Stats. § 196.491 , the Commission is not required to consider project cost, need, or engineering aspects of the proposal.

  • Project Location: The proposed project is located in western Iowa County, Wisconsin adjacent to the villages of Montfort and Cobb; the majority of which would be directly south of U.S. Highway 18, approximately 1,100 acres extend north of U.S. Highway 18, with the entirety of the project being east of State Highway 80, which is the county line with Grant County. The proposed Project boundary includes properties in Mifflin, Eden, and Linden townships, and a small area at the south end of the village of Cobb (see project maps below). If approved, the project will be built on approximately 3,500 acres of leased land within an approximately 10,700-acre project area boundary (16.7 square miles).

  • Proposed schedule: From 2017-2019, development activities including solar resource assessment, environmental studies, interconnection studies, and permitting. From 2019-2020, project construction. Project is anticipated to be operational in 2020.
Opportunities for Public Participation
  • The Public Hearing process for this project has concluded.

    For more information on becoming involved in the Commission review of construction cases, please visit our public participation page, or call one of the Project contacts listed below.

 
Statutory Review
  • This project is being treated as a Type 2 action under Wis. Admin. Code § PSC 4.10(2). An environmental assessment will be prepared to determine whether an environmental impact statement is necessary under Wis. Stats. § 1.11.

  • Project Contacts

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