Power from solar farm at former landfill will go to Columbus customers

 Power from solar farm at former landfill will go to Columbus customers

AEP and the City of Columbus announced Tuesday that they have agreed to purchase all of the electricity from a 50-megawatt solar farm under construction on a 173-acre former landfill site on the South Side. 

“We’re delivering on the promise to provide local, Ohio-based clean energy to power our homes and small businesses,” Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said in a written statement. “This project will serve as a beacon in our community, signaling our steadfast commitment to a healthy and prosperous future for all residents.”

The Columbus Solar Park, which was announced last summer, is to sit atop the former Franklin County landfill east of I-71 and south of Downtown, and is also the former site of the now-closed Phoenix Links Golf Course. It will feed green power into the Greater Columbus electric grid by 2023, with the electricity “available to local entities to buy,” Ty Marsh, executive director of the Solid Waste…

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