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200MW solar facility proposed for Pinal County

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By Tasha Anderson | AZBEX

Global energy storage developer, Invenergy, LLC is planning a new photovoltaic solar energy production facility on approximately 1,642 acres of private land north and south of Highway 287 just west of the Eleven Mile Corridor in Pinal County. 

The developer, also noted in the project documents as SunDog Energy Center LLC, is requesting a Major Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Moderate Low Density Residential to Green Energy Production. Pinal County heard the request at its July 16th Planning and Zoning Commission meeting as a work session item. 

The project, also called SunDog Energy Center, will be a 200 megawatt (MW) solar energy generation and battery storage facility and will be located 1.5 miles west of the current Pinal Central Substation on undeveloped agricultural parcels. According to the documents, the project will deliver generated energy to the substation via a 230kV gen-tie transmission line. 

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