Washington County’s Solar Initiative

On average, Washington County Government uses 14 megawatts of electricity per day. Through public-private partnership with Spear Point Energy, EPG Solar and Northern Energy and Power, the Kemps Mill Solar Farm will produce up to 20 megawatts of electricity per day by 2016.

Under a lease agreement for 130 acres of land, the County will receive more than $375,000 a year in rent and revenue with an estimated $100,000 in energy cost savings. In exchange, our solar partners assume responsibility for financing and maintenance of solar farms at Forty West landfill and other sites across the County. This web dashboard provides real-time production statistics from each solar field installation.



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For more information on the project contact Division of Environmental Management Director Julie Pippel at 240-313-2621 or jpippel@washco-md.net