Siting Council gives East Windsor solar farm green light

The approval marks the final significant hurdle for the project’s developers, D.E Shaw Renewable Investments, or DESRI, and North Light Energy. They anticipate construction to begin this summer with the bulk of it occurring in 2022, Aaron Svedlow, director of development for Gravel Pit Solar, said. Developers said the project would generate enough clean energy to power 23,000 homes for customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Upon completion, DESRI will become one the town’s largest taxpayer, First Selectman Jason E. Bowsza said. Svedlow said that over the next few months, developers plan to continue finalizing the project’s design and securing the additional permits required to start construction, as well as submitting a Development and Management Plan to the Siting Council.

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