PSO and Fort Sill hold public meeting on new solar project

PSO and Fort Sill hold public meeting on new solar project

LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - Community members got their first chance Thursday to see a proposed solar power project that’s in the works for Fort Sill.

It's a joint effort between the post and Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

The plan is to build two generating facilities, one that’s solar and another to produce electricity when the sun is not enough

It’s going to be a national benefit for the military base, but also in the event that Fort Sill is without power, these generating assets will restore power to the base and provide a safe haven for the residents as well," said Brandy Kellom, project manager.

“It’s always good for us to be cutting edge for us here. We really have a lot going on with Fort Sill and the big manufacturers we have out here and I think it could lead to other things in the future,” said Tim Hushbeck of PSO. Husbeck says he’s excited AEP chose Lawton-Fort Sill for its first major project in Oklahoma.

Thursday’s meeting at Cameron University was to present the environmental assessment from the proposal, including potential impacts like socioeconomic, noise and other things.

You can read the assessment at the Lawton Public Library.

The public comment period ends December 28th.

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