Springville Journal – Town of Ashford to be lead agency in West Valley Solar LLC Project AND West Valley continues progress during mission critical operations

June 18, 2020 – Two articles:

FIRST: The Ashford Town Board, at its June 10 meeting, approved a resolution for the town’s notice of internet to act as the lead agency for the BQ Energy LLC/West Valley Solar LLC Project.

The project is a 10‐megawatt photovoltaic facility consisting of two five‐megawatt projects from BQ Energy LLC and its affiliate West Valley Solar LLC planned to be constructed and operate on 54‐acres of land on either side of Buttermilk Road at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center in Ashford. Work would include the installation of solar panels, installation of ancillary and support equipment, a buried electrical line and access road and related improvements. The project will provide two‐megawatts of community distributed electricity and eight‐megawatts to larger users.

SECOND: Crews continued work on a smaller scale than usual while in an essential mission‐critical operating posture at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project. While deactivation and decommissioning operations were put on hold, workers completed critical compliance inspections, environmental monitoring, and other activities.

“The protection of our workers, the public and the environment has always been our core value,” EM WVDP Director Bryan Bower said. “During our pandemic response, the WVDP team maintained our focus on safety and compliance, while continuing to advance our mission to eliminate legacy risks at the site.”

Link to both articles

For more information

on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

Nancy Raca, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
c/o Highland Planning