Friday, February 12, 2016

Public Hearing Feb. 17 for Solar Farm Near Williamsport

Location of Solar Farm
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Williamsport, MD - On February 17 a public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed solar generation facility near Williamsport off Bottom Road.

Pinesburg Solar, LLC, wishes to construct a 7 MW solar facility in two agricultural fields.

All documents related to the proposed facility, including a detailed proposed site map, can be found at the Maryland Public Service Commission case number 9395.

An overview of the proposed lease area for the facility is included below.

Site Plan from MDPSC 9395 Pinesburg Solar Appendix B ESD Concept Plan (Click to Enlarge)
The hearing will be held at 6 PM at Williamsport Town Hall, 2 N. Conococheague Street,Williamsport, Maryland. Members of the public who wish to comment on the matter are welcome to attend the proceeding before Public Utility Law Judge Robert H. McGowan. Members of the public unable to attend the hearing may submit written comments by Thursday, March 3, 2016 to:

David J. Collins, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Please be sure to include the related case number with all comments. In addition to the mailed comments, the public is encouraged to use the Commission’s e-file system at to provide an electronic copy of their comments.

Ken Buckler is the editor of the WashCo Chronicle. Press release provided by Washington County Government.