Residents cite explosive potential of Enid solar farm


Some of the residents around a proposed NextEra solar farm near Enid in northern Oklahoma are convinced it will be harmful to them and others.

They argue the 200 megawatt, 4-hour battery energy storage system planned as part of the Skeleton Creek NextEra Energy Center has the potential to be explosive and start fires. Some have talked with the Enid News and Eagle after they voiced their opposition at a recent Garfield County Commission meeting on the project.

A reported list of 22 pages filled with names of people opposing the project was presented to the Commissioners.

The project would involve about 5,200 acres or nearly 8 square miles and opponents say their main reasons for fighting the solar farm are environmental hazards, fire hazards, decreased property values and permanent destruction of fertile crop ground.

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