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PSC Approves 100-Megawatt Solar Farm In Mason County

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The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a solar project in Mason County.

The PSC will allow TED Renewables, based in Overland Park, Kansas, to build a 100-megawatt solar farm on more than 1,500 acres near New Haven.

The facility will consist of 226,000 solar panels and represent an investment of $97 million.

Last week, Nucor Steel broke ground on its future plant in Mason County. When it opens in 2026, it will be powered in part by renewable energy.

TED Renewables applied to the PSC for the siting certificate in August, taking advantage of state legislation passed in 2020 to encourage solar development.

The New Haven solar facility is set to begin construction in 2025 for completion in 2026.