For Release: 07/27/2020
One shining moment: Two Creeks Solar Park reaches historic construction milestone
Two Creeks — Construction is now halfway complete at the Two Creeks Solar Park in Manitowoc County, as more than 250,000 solar panels are in place. Once construction is completed later this year, Wisconsin's first large-scale solar facility will feature 500,000 panels and produce enough energy to power more than 33,000 Wisconsin homes.
Two Creeks Solar Park is owned by Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE). The clean energy that is produced on site will serve customers of both utilities.
Construction progressing steadily
Since breaking ground last August, construction crews have been installing several components throughout the 800-acre facility, including solar panels, steel support structures, solar tracking mechanisms and electrical equipment. The project is expected to begin generating electricity by the end of this year.
Solar facilities to benefit customers
The Two Creeks Solar Park will be capable of generating 150 megawatts (MW) of energy. WPS will own 100 MW and MGE will own 50 MW of the output.
Along with the Two Creeks Solar Park, WPS will provide additional solar energy to its customers through its ownership of 100 MW of the Badger Hollow Solar Farm in southwest Wisconsin. Construction of this facility also is underway and is expected to be completed next April.
These solar facilities are important pieces of WPS' plan to provide a cleaner energy future for the communities it serves by reducing carbon emissions, reducing costs to customers and preserving a diverse mix of generation facilities.
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