FALL RIVER — A plan to lease approximately 300 acres of land managed by the Watuppa Water Board to create a ground-mounted solar farm has been on hold for nearly a year, but plans are in the works to go out to bid on the project for a second time.
“In the last round, we didn’t get any responsive proposals,” said Community Utilities Administrator Terrance Sullivan.
In September 2017, the administration put out a request for proposals when the responses the city received didn’t match the projects needs. The administration is hoping the solar farm helps raise revenue.
Since then, a consulting firm, Solar Designs, has been hired by the city to help with creating a more detailed RFP, according to Sullivan.
“They are gathering more information on the wetlands in the area that can be used,” said Sullivan, as well as more detail on how the project can connect to the main grid.
An RFP could be ready by the firm and published around late summer or by September. (read more)
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