Energy Partners Celebrate Solar at Metropolitan Council Wastewater Treatment Plant
Saint Paul–Oct. 2—Construction of a solar array is now complete at the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee , with thousands of solar panels in place to help power the plant and an on-site fertilizer company.
Representatives from Oak Leaf Energy Partners and Xcel Energy will join the Metropolitan Council Oct. 6 in Shakopee to celebrate renewable energy and completion of the facility.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Where: Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, 6957 County Road 101 E., Shakopee.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Parking: Check in at the security hut. A shuttle can transport you to the solar array.
Foot attire: Suitable for a dirt surface.
Tours: A tour of the treatment plant will be available following the event, departing from the Administration Building. A SunEdison representative will be available to take guests into the array.
Adam Duininck, Chair, Metropolitan Council
Mike McCabe, Partner, Oak Leaf Energy Partners
Laura McCarten, Regional Vice-President, Xcel Energy
Jason Willett, Environmental Services Finance & Energy Director, Metropolitan Council
The Metropolitan Council is leasing land at the site to Oak Leaf Energy Partners, which is the contractor on the project. SunEdison is a global renewable energy development company that served as a subcontractor, and Xcel Energy contributed a $2 million renewable development grant to the facility.
Project partners call the project another step toward a cleaner, more sustainable and energy-efficient future.
Contact: Bonnie Kollodge, Metropolitan Council, 651.602.1357
Christine Scroggins, CMS PR Consulting, 763.639.4407
Brendan Fitzgibbon, SunEdison, 650.454.9912
Colleen Mahoney, Xcel Energy, 612.330.6940