Work continues on the North Vernon solar project. While giving an update on the project during this week’s city council meeting, Johnson-Melloh Vice President Kurt Schneider thanked city officials for their patience…

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Schneider has been consistent for months that completing individual parcels, as well as the project as a whole, would be impacted by Duke Energy. He explains that the utility has to sign-off on all portions that require a changeover from conventional to solar power. There are 32 components to the project, says Schneider. He notes that while 29 of those interconnections have been approved by Duke, 20 of them only came in the last three weeks.

Schneider adds that he took steps to make sure North Vernon got the best bang for its buck…

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As for when the project will be completely finished, Schneider is anticipating by the end of summer.