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Bay Ranch Solar Power Plant Project

Bay Ranch Project

Creating a cleaner, smarter energy future.

At Duke Energy, we believe generating electricity from renewable resources will play an important role in the transition to cleaner energy. That's why we're developing innovative renewable power projects to serve communities and meet the needs of the overall grid.

Project Overview

The Bay Ranch Renewable Energy Center will occupy approximately 550 acres of property located off Highway 22, just east of the city of Callaway in Bay County, Fla. The 74.9-megawatt (MW) facility will consist of approximately 220,000 low-lying solar panels capable of producing enough electricity to power about 23,000 average-size homes at peak production.

Benefits to the Community

  • Create approximately 200 new construction jobs
  • Provide 74.9 MW of clean, renewable energy
  • Produce tax revenue for Bay County
  • Generate economic benefits to local businesses during construction
  • Improve electric grid reliability
  • Provide long-term, reliable investment

Operational Features

  • Safe, quiet generation
  • No air emissions or waste production
  • Minimal water needs
  • Low visual impact
  • No impact on local traffic
  • Pollinator-friendly plants

Site Map

Proposed Bay Ranch Solar Power Plant route map.
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Proposed Project Schedule

The project is currently in the planning and development phase, and we are seeking input from the community. Construction of a solar facility may take up to 12 months. For a more detailed look at a typical solar project schedule, please see the Solar Power Plant Construction Timeline document.

Here's a quick overview of the proposed project schedule (subject to change):
  • Planning and Development

    Fall/Winter 2020

  • Local Permitting Begins

    March 2021

  • Construction Begins

    April 2022

  • Estimated Project Completion

    Spring 2023

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