Massive E. Windsor solar project gets hearing, draws agricultural concerns

The developer of a proposed East Windsor solar farm that could be the largest in the Northeast will appear at a public hearing before the Connecticut Siting Council this week as it seeks approval for the project. Gravel Pit Solar applied to the Siting Council, which has statewide jurisdiction over energy projects 2 megawatts in size or larger, in late July. The council’s final decision will be based on whether it finds that the proposed project’s public benefits outweigh any adverse environmental effects. The council will hold a virtual hearing on the application Thursday starting with an evidentiary session at 2 p.m. The public comment portion will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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