Indiana Michigan Power Planning Solar Power Facility Near Watervliet

Indiana Michigan Power is planning a solar power facility for the Watervliet area. Spokesperson Tracy Warner says ground will be broken on the facility in the spring. It’s one of four solar generation facilities I&M has planned for the greater Michiana area.

“The one in Watervliet will have the capacity of 4.6 megawatts, and that’s enough to power about 700 homes per year,” Warner told WSJM. “It’ll be over about 35 acres, and have about 50 thousand solar panels.”

I&M’s first solar facility, located in Marion, Indiana, went online December 31st, and is smaller than the one planned for Watervliet. Warner says building the facilities is all part of increasing the utility’s energy portfolio, and pleasing customers who want more renewable sources. The facility in Watervliet will be located south of Red Arrow Highway,