New York based Ranger Power remains on track to build a massive utility scale solar project in southern White County. “Our Southern Illinois project is still in the early stages of development,” said Sam O’Keefe, Project Developer for Ranger Power. “A special use permit was issued by White County officials in November of 2019 and since then we have been hard at work to optimize the project. We are hoping to be able to produce power within a year.” O’Keefe added that his firm is working to add more landowners for the White County project and will return to county officials next month with a new special use permit application to be submitted as environmental due diligence work is completed. 

Spreading over more than 2,000 acres, the massive solar array is expected to be constructed in Indian Creek Township near the community of Sacramento. The company is still in the process of acquiring more acreage to further expand the project. Once on line, power generated from the system will be wheeled onto the power grid, providing electricity to a wide area of consumers.

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