If regulators approve, MEA will purchase power from new solar project near Houston, to be state’s largest

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Matanuska Electric Associations’ board has given its management the green light to execute a purchase agreement to buy electricity from a 6 megawatt solar power facility planned to be built near Houston, north of Wasilla in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

If the contract with developer Energy 49 LLC is approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and the project is built it would be the largest solar plant in the state and about six times the size of a 1.2 megawatt solar project built near Willow in 2019.

The Willow facility, which began with a 100 kilowatt test plant in 2018 and expanded to 1.2 megawatts in 2019, was built by

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