Hop Hill Solar
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HOHI bn, LLC (Applicant), a subsidiary of BNC DEVCO, LLC, which is a joint venture between BrightNight, LLC and Cordelio Power, proposes to construct and operate the Hop Hill Solar and Storage Project located in unincorporated Benton County. The Project is an up to 500-megawatt2 (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) generation facility coupled with an up to 500-MW battery energy storage system (BESS), with related interconnection and ancillary support infrastructure.
The Project is approximately 11 miles north of the city of Prosser and 7 miles east of the State Route (SR) 241 and SR 82 interchange and the city of Sunnyside in Benton County, Washington Project construction is anticipated to begin as early as the first quarter of 2024, with a Commercial Operations Date (COD) planned for the last quarter of 2025 (24-month construction schedule).
Siting Area consists of the Solar Array Siting Area (approximately 11,179 acres) and the Transmission Line Corridor Siting Area (approximately 10,841 acres) that runs north to the proposed point of interconnect (POI). The Solar Array Siting Area encompasses approximately 11,179 buildable acres and the overhead 230-kV gen-tie line will be developed within a 150-foot-wide corridor and microsited within the approximately 10,841-acre Transmission Line Corridor Siting Area. The final Project Area subject to development is anticipated to be approximately 6,000 acres and includes the permanent and temporary construction disturbance areas associated with the solar array and associated supporting components. Lands in the Solar Array Siting Project Area have historically been used for agricultural activities (primarily grazing with some crop cultivation). The Project is located entirely on land within the Benton County Growth Management Act Agricultural District (GMAAD).
Counsel for the Environment
At the January 18, 2023 EFSEC Monthly Council Meeting the applicant provided a presentation to the Council.