Economic Benefits of Proposed Solar Project in Vermont
As part of its plan to develop a 20 megawatt solar facility in Ludlow, Vermont, Ranger Solar commissioned Synapse to evaluate several aspects of the project’s impacts within the state of Vermont and the greater region. Synapse analyzed the energy and capacity needs of the state; the requirements of utilities in the region to obtain more renewable energy under state policies; and the extent to which the project meets those needs. Synapse also analyzed the project’s impact on economic activity in the state, wholesale markets, customer rates, and greenhouse gas emissions. In March 2017 Ranger Solar received regulatory approval to move forward with the project.