OTEC to build solar farm in La Grande

4 Jun 2022


LA GRANDE — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s already mostly carbon-free power supply is about to get a little greener.

The Baker City-based cooperative will begin work this fall on a 500-panel community solar project near the cooperative’s Gekeler Lane substation outside La Grande. Construction on the project is expected to take just one month to complete and put into service, according to the cooperative, which serves about 23,000 customers in four Eastern Oregon counties.

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