Benefits

Partners with our Communities

Hecate Energy believes in establishing beneficial, collaborative partnerships with communities that host our projects to maximize benefits and reduce impact.

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Community Benefits

Hecate Energy believes in establishing beneficial, collaborative partnerships with communities that host our projects. By working closely with local stakeholders, we can tailor projects to maximize benefits and reduce impact.

  • El Dorado Solar will provide long-term, sustainable revenue to support local and regional projects and services.
  • Construction will create an estimated total of 499 jobs.
  • Project operation will provide direct employment for eight fulltime jobs annually.
  • An estimated $93.9 million in direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts will be provided by the project to Butler and Sedgewick Counties.
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Environmental Benefits

The solar-powered electricity generated by the El Dorado Solar Farm will offset generation from conventional emission producing sources, contributing to improved air quality and combatting climate change.

  • Capable of safely supplying enough renewable electricity per year to power over 125,000 average Kansas households, more than enough energy to power the entire county.
  • Energy from El Dorado Solar Farm is projected to offset nearly 432,594 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year – that is equivalent to taking over 96,265 average cars off the road.
  • The project will diversify the energy mix of the region and enhance the reliability and resilience of the power grid serving Butler and Sedgewick Counties.
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Employment & Economic Opportunities

El Dorado Solar’s investment will result in nearly $84 million in area economic stimulus including jobs created during construction and operations that will benefit local and regional building trades, restaurants, lodging, gas stations, and stores.

  • Construction will create 499 local jobs and generate economic activity that will benefit area businesses.
  • Solar farms have the potential to attract regional business development that are seeking to build large-scale manufacturing facilities powered by renewable energy.
  • Utility-scale solar projects can be built more economically than smaller facilities, producing savings that can reduce the overall price of electricity.
  • Solar power can moderate electricity prices year-round, but it is especially effective during high-prices summer peaks.

Clean Renewable Energy

Solar energy’s many attributes, including clean, quiet, emission-free electricity generation, make it the fastest-growing form of electric generation in the U.S. today.