A public hearing on a solar project in Linn County was postponed Monday night.
County officials are rescheduling votes on zoning changes that would allow construction of a large-scale solar farm around the decommissioned nuclear power plant near Palo.
Charlie Nichols, Linn County’s planning and development director, told the crowd gathered for a public hearing Monday night that the county had failed to provide proper notice of the hearing.
The Iowa Utilities Board has indicated it will provide permits for the solar project — if local officials approve zoning changes. Linn County’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved those adjustments earlier this month.
NextEra Energy has proposed a solar farm that would cover over 11-hundred acres and a battery storage facility near Palo.
story courtesy of Radio Iowa