Invenergy LLC received preliminary local approval for a conditional use permit it needs to build a 200-MW solar project in Calhoun County, Mich.
The Calhoun Solar Energy Center will be situated on 1,200 acres in Convis Township, whose planning committee signed off on Invenergy's conditional use permit following a July 22 public hearing.
Michelle Hassen, business development manager at Invenergy, delivered a presentation to the committee at the hearing, according to a report by the Calhoun County, Mich., newspaper Battle Creek Enquirer. The report also noted that the committee's recommendation that the permit be granted to Invenergy was unanimous.
Invenergy's application for the permit now heads to the Convis Township Board.
The Chicago-based developer expects to begin construction in 2019, with the project expected online in late 2021 or 2022, according to the report.