The Sandstone Creek Solar Project is a 65 megawatt (MW) solar project located in Eaton County, Michigan in Oneida and Benton Townships. The project will help Michigan achieve its Renewable Portfolio Standard of 15% of electric load by 2021 will help retain the rural aspect of the local community throughout its operational years.
Sandstone Creek will span approximately 550 acres and will connect at the Oneida substation. The project is anticipated to positively impact both the environment and the local economy by producing significant tax revenue and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 78,000 metric tons each year – the equivalent of taking 12,000 cars off the road every year. Sandstone Creek will be a good neighbor by helping to reduce storm water run-off and improve overall local water quality. The project will have a low profile and will be odorless and noiseless.
|Operational Capacity:||65 MW|
|Location:||Eaton County, Michigan|
|Capital Investment::||~ $96 million|
|Acres in Project Footprint:||Over 40,000, with less than 150 acres taken out of
agricultural production during operations.
|Expected COD:||December 31, 2019|
|Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduced:||78,000 metric tons annually|