PERU, Ind. (WISH) – Officials in Miami County hopes a power company will build a solar park in Peru.
According to 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at the Kokomo Tribune an Indiana power company is planning to build a farm in the state, but Miami County officials are hopeful the farm will be built in Peru.
A 1-megawatt solar farm is in the works for Indiana Municipal Power Agency. The provider serves 59 cities and towns in Indiana. The company has plans to build solar farms in Richmond, Frankton and Rensselaer.
The details of how large the project will be are not clear. However, the energy from the solar panels will be distributed to all cities and towns that have IMPA as their energy provider.
Having the farm in Peru would not only be a novelty, but produce increased tax revenue for the county and provide clean energy sources in the state.
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:45 p.m. Following the meeting the Miami County Council can vote to approve tax abatements for the project.