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Seneca County solar project completed

Spear Point Energy, a Colorado-based solar project developer, is about to flip the switch on a municipal solar project for the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus.

The project will save the county more than $1 million on its electric bill through a 25-year power purchase agreement with Spear Point, according to a release.

“This project will help the Law Enforcement Center meet the increasing demand for clean, green energy that is produced right here in our own backyard,” said Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb of Canandaigua.

The municipal 845 kilowatt ground-mounted solar array project will provide a significant percentage of the facility’s power annually and will be clearly visible to tourists on Route 96 heading to and from Waterloo.

“Seneca County will benefit tremendously from going solar,” said Sheriff Jack Stenberg. “By using solar power, we are not dependent on other sources to produce electricity. We can also reduce our County taxpayer burden and fund important programs like the Childcare Assistance and Veteran’s Service program.”

The Seneca solar project was selected and funded through the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

There will be an official ribbon-cutting event at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.