Delay sought by Red Lion Renewables for 1.9-MW solar project in Iowa

State Center Municipal Solar LLC on Nov. 14 asked the Iowa Utilities Board for an extension of its eligibility for renewable energy credits related to completion of a small solar project to Dec. 31, 2017.

The project is in design review for a change due to unforeseen conditions and consideration of tracker technology. These considerations may or may not reduce the project nameplate size. No other changes to the application are requested.

This is currently a 1.92-MW (ac) project to be located on the wastewater treatment facility site near State Center, Iowa. It is intended that the energy produced by the facility will be sold to State Center Municipal Utility through a power purchase agreement or directly to one of SCMU’s customer sites. The power purchase agreement has not been finalized at the time of this application.

The applicant is owned by Red Lion Renewables LLC.

A project contact is: Terry Dvorak, Manager, State Center Municipal Solar LLC, 2719 Georgetown Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211, Tel: 515.991.4594,

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