The agreements are in place, the permits have been issued and now the ground is starting to be moved as a solar power generating plant begins construction near Sigurd.
The Sigurd Solar project is an 80-megawatt project that will encompass 600 acres on either side of Interstate 70, said Malcolm Nash, Sevier County economic development director.
“It’s a good sized development,” Nash said. The project has been under development for more than two years.
Currently, crews are laying the groundwork for the solar farm, making sure drainage and irrigation water flows the way it should through the proposed project area.
“In about 30 to 60 days, you’ll see panels start to arrive,” Nash said.
The project is an approximately $90 million investment.
“The construction phase will be similar to EC Source’s Sigurd to Red Butte project,” Nash said. He said the project helps diversify the region’s energy generation portfolio.
Up to 300 workers are expected participate in the construction phase of the project.