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Posted on: May 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Solar plant ribbon cutting postponed due to weather

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Due to the threat of inclement weather, the ribbon-cutting ceremony originally scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 18, 2021, celebrating the completion of the first Scenic Hill Solar power plant to supply electricity for the City of Hot Springs, has been postponed.

The ceremony will be rescheduled for a later date. 

The City anticipates saving more than $30 million on electricity costs over the next 30 years after the Board of Directors unanimously approved a 28-year Energy Services Agreement (ESA) between Scenic Hill Solar and the City at their meeting on Sept. 17, 2019. This and upcoming power plants are to be built, owned and operated by Scenic Hill Solar on land leased from the City to provide solar electricity for all City operations. Along with the savings on electricity costs, construction of the power plants will add almost $20 million of economic development for Hot Springs. 

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