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Porter Mill Solar in Wicomico County, Maryland

A Proposed Solar Project

in Wicomico County, Maryland

Porter Mill Solar is a proposed 45.8 MW solar project planned for Wicomico County in Hebron, Maryland.

Community Commitment

Through our Urban Grid Gives Program, Urban Grid is committed to giving back to each community where we develop, construct, and operate solar facilities. The Urban Grid Gives Program focuses on charitable giving in five main areas: Agricultural and Access Programs, Educational Programs, Youth Development Programs and Organizations, Environmental and Sustainability Programs, and Veterans and Support Groups. Interested in learning more about Urban Grid’s Community Commitment or how to receive Urban Grid Gives funding? Please contact us here.

 
Urban Grid is a proud supporter of the EPOCH Dream Center in Hebron Maryland. In April, Urban Grid awarded EPOCH Dream Center with a $5,000 donation to support educational and feeding initiatives at their free after-school and summer programs serving under-resourced children in Western Wicomico County in Maryland.
In photo: (left to right) Amanda Marple, Urban Grid Community Engagement Manager; Romona Harden, EPOCH Administrative Assistant and Middle School Girls Classroom Lead; Allison Acree, EPOCH Community Liaison; Marcy Disbennett, EPOCH Mental Wellness and Mentor Coordinator; and Luke Ghering, EPOCH Middle School Boys Classroom Leader.
We hope to hear from the citizens of Wicomico County about Porter Mill Solar. We are eager to answer your questions or have a conversation about any concerns you may have as you learn more about the project.

Benefits

What does this project mean for you and your community?

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

Over its lifetime, Porter Mill Solar will yield significant real property tax revenues to the county. That's 25-35 years of guaranteed revenue from a project that does not require costly infrastructure or public services or an increase in local traffic. Further, during construction, the project will require hundreds of workers on site, which will provide an economic boost to area businesses and service providers.

LOCALLY GENERATED CLEAN ENERGY

Home-grown solar is vital to bolstering Wicomico County's grid resilience and enables Maryland to meet its target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% clean electricity by 2040 with zero carbon emissions. The transition to clean energy is powered by strong communities whose landowners, local businesses, and citizens recognize their critical role in making it happen.

Land Restoration and protection

Porter Mill Solar has been designed to mitigate any material impacts to wetlands, cultural resources, or threatened and endangered species. In addition, all mature vegetation on the project site will remain and the project fencing is designed to accommodate the migration and movement of local wildlife. A native vegetative buffer will provide screening of the project for residents and along thoroughfares.

Location

Wicomico County, Maryland in the town of Hebron.

PROJECT SIZE

45.8 MW

Timing

Construction could begin in 2024 with completion in 2025/2026.

PRESERVED LAND WITHIN PROJECT DESIGN

MILLIONS GENERATED IN LOCAL TAX REVENUE
MATURE VEGETATION WILL REMAIN, WITH BUFFER ALONG ROADS
ANNUALLY POWERS 8,000 HOMES WHILE OFFSETTING 54,000 METRIC TONS OF CO2*

MILLIONS GENERATED IN LOCAL TAX REVENUE

MATURE VEGETATION WILL REMAIN, WITH BUFFER ALONG ROADS

ANNUALLY POWERS 8,000 HOMES WHILE OFFSETTING 54,000 METRIC TONS OF CO2*

Project location

Porter Mill Solar is located along Route 50 in Hebron, Maryland.

WICOMICO COUNTY, Maryland

Porter Mill will interconnect into an existing substation, specifically the Hebron 69 kV substation.

Community Commitment

We are proud to be a member of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and strong supporters of organizations serving the greater Wicomico County community.

About Us

Urban Grid, a leading independent power producer, facilitates a rapid and sustainable energy transition by developing high-quality renewable energy projects, fostering community partnerships and serving as a good land steward. Our company is positioned to own and operate its facilities while cultivating a land management system that benefits farmers, communities and the natural world through agrivoltaics. Urban Grid maintains a delivery-focused approach with the goal of being a good neighbor, corporate citizen and trusted energy solutions partner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with teams situated strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has a long history of contributing to the clean energy economy. In addition to 940 megawatts currently contracted and under construction, we are actively developing a growing portfolio of more than 12,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage. 
 
Urban Grid is a portfolio company of Brookfield, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets.

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