ENGIE North America Breaks Ground on New Holyoke, MA Solar Farm
New England Council member ENGIE North America recently broke ground on its new $10 million Mount Tom Solar Farm in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
The solar farm will occupy 22 acres on the site of a former coal plant that closed in 2014, bringing new use to the now abandoned site. Over 17,000 solar panels will be installed in December and will generate power that will be sold to the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department at or below market rate to lower costs for nearly 1,000 homes.
“For ENGIE, this project brings the concept of ‘Reduce, Recycle, Reuse’ to life,” said ENGIE North America President and CEO Frank Demaille. “It’s a unique opportunity to transform this property from a coal plant to a solar farm to serve the local community, and we’re grateful to Holyoke Gas & Electric, the citizens and City of Holyoke, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their support as we create a new era for this property.”
The New England Council congratulates ENGIE North America on its new solar farm and for bringing more renewable energy to Western Massachusetts. Read more in the press release and in MassLive.