Columbia residents are invited to a meeting with city officials on Thursday to discuss the upcoming Truman Cypress Solar Project.
Representatives from the city's utility department will attend the meeting at Columbia City Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will explain the project concept and answer questions from the public about the proposed work, according to a news release from Columbia Water and Light.
The Truman Cypress Solar Project is a plan from Cypress Creek Renewables, a firm specializing in renewable solar energy, to build a 10-megawatt photovoltaic solar panel farm east of Burnside Drive. The project's goal is to raise the percentage of Columbia’s electricity supply from renewable energy sources, according to the news release.
This is the second public input meeting for the project. At a Columbia City Council meeting last month, Mayor Brian Treece said that residents needed to be notified before the city could ask for easement acquisition and eminent domain authority, according to a previous Missourian report.
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