Highland Bridge redevelopment would bring local solar, hydro energy to former Ford Plant site under Xcel Energy and Ryan Cos. proposal
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- Jul 28, 2020 9:08 pm GMTJul 28, 2020 8:23 pm GMT
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Starting new with renewables. The St. Paul Ford Plant site redevelopment called Highland Bridge will be locally powered with electricity by hydropower from the Mississippi River and solar within the 122-acre site. Described as a "21st-century community”, the neighborhood will feature a mix of residential, office, and retail spaces in a unique urban setting. Our plan with Ryan Cos. to develop the Ford site relying on hydro and solar power brings us a few steps closer to realizing our vision to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Once development is complete, five megawatts of energy will be needed to power the development, while the remaining five megawatts will be available to other Minnesota customers who enroll in our voluntary renewable energy program.