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Long Draw 1 solar project in Texas

Overview
Overview

The Long Draw Solar Project is in a rural area where large-scale energy projects bring needed economic development, including short- and long-term employment as well as tax benefits to the local community. Located in central Texas, the Long Draw Solar Project site is surrounded by native range and cattle grazing land. The project started construction in September 2019 and became operational in mid-December, 2020. 

  • Location: Borden County, Texas
  • Status: Operational 
  • Project MW: 225 MW 
  • Transmission: ERCOT
  • Project Area: 1,600+ acres
  • Customer: City of Denton, New Braunfels Utilities, Garland Power and Light, Kerrville Public Utility Board
Project Details
Project Details

REAL ESTATE

  • Over 1,600 acres of land under long-term lease, including all planned solar panels, collection lines, and access roads
  • 1.8-mile overhead transmission line route required for project under easement

INTERCONNECTION

  • Generator Interconnection Agreement executed in August 2018
  • 138 kV Interconnection at the Long Draw substation
Environment and Permitting
Environment and Permitting

ENVIRONMENT

  • Protected Species Assessment complete
  • No significant biological constraints identified
  • No incidental take or eagle take permits required

PERMITTING

  • All discretionary permits were acquired
  • Ministerial permits for construction/operation were obtained