Chicago-based renewable energy firm Invenergy LLC has slated a public hearing next week for a proposed utility scale solar farm in northern White County.  The hearing has been set for Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm at the White County courthouse in Carmi.

In November of last year, Invenergy confirmed plans to develop “Boomtown Solar”, a utility scale solar farm in Burnt Prairie Township.  Land leasing activity is underway for the project with construction not likely to begin until 2023.  Invenergy LLC has been working in White County since 2017 to acquire the needed land for the proposed 250 megawatt solar farm.  The cost to build the facility has been pegged at $106 million and will be in operation for at least 25 years.  The location of Boomtown Solar will be in Burnt Prairie Township on 15,000 to 2,000 acres of land. 

Those unable to attend the meeting can participate in the hearing virtually either by telephone...

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