MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The first large-scale solar project in Wisconsin was completed on Friday and has begun to power the Madison area.
Jeff Keebler, President and CEO of Madison Gas & Electric, said the completion of the Two Creeks Solar facility was a key part of their ongoing transition towards carbon reductions.
“Increasing the use of renewable resources is a key strategy to achieve our goal of zero carbon electricity by 2050,” he said.
MGE is targeting a zero carbon power model by 2050. Two Creeks has 500,000 solar panels over 800 acres in Manitowoc County. These panels can power 33,000 homes, MGE says.
Construction of Two Creeks commenced in August 2019, with more parts installed this spring and summer. The facility is located between the city of Two Creeks and the town of Two Rivers.
MGE co-owns the 150-megawatt facility with Wisconsin Public Services.
MGE will also own 100 megawatt 300 at the Badger empty solar farm in Iowa County, which is about 12 miles west of Dodgeville. The facility is in phase one of construction, but is expected to be ready by spring 2021.
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