The city of Dover, Del., and Delmarva Power are currently finalizing agreements that would lead to the construction of a 10 MW solar power plant on the city's Garrison Oak Technology Park, to be named Dover SUN Park.
Dover's Utility Committee will be reviewing one of the foundational contracts – a solar energy purchase agreement – at its regularly scheduled committee meeting next week and will then provide a recommendation to City Council.
The Dover SUN Park would be the first utility-scale solar power plant in the region and would be owned by White Oak Solar Energy LLC, an affiliate of LS Power. The project would supply enough clean power for more than 1,700 homes and create about 150 local jobs during construction.
In addition to Delmarva Power, the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) and the state's Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) are also considering participation in the project.
SOURCES: City of Dover, Delmarva Power