Land Conservation and Development Commission held their regular board meeting in Lakeview on July 19-20, 2012. Ken Kestner, Lake County Commissioner, Ray Simms, Lakeview Town Manager, and I gave the commission a tour of renewable energy Projects. The projects included the Black Cap Solar, Lakeview Solar, Town of Lakeview geothermal system for Warner Correction facility and Iberdrola biomass projects. The contractor for Black Cap Solar, Swinerton, hired almost all local labor to work on the project, which was great for our local economy.
The Black Cap site will be the largest in Oregon but Obsidian has started a 5 MW solar project in Christmas Valley and when finished it will be the largest in the State.
At the Obsidian site in Lakeview, Obsidian is planning on building a barn for 4H and FFA especially for those students who want to raise animals but do not live on a ranch or farm.