IGS Solar recently announced that Madison Electric Works will buy power from IGS’s 4.4 MW solar array under a long-term contract. IGS will finance, own and operate the 4.4 megawatt generation facility, which will include more than more than 13,000 solar panels.
MEW serves customers in Madison, Starks, Anson and Norridgewock, including the Madison Business Gateway and Backyard Farms. According to Calvin Ames, the utility’s general manager, energy from the solar facility will help MEW to keep its rates competitive for its approximately 2,500 customers. IGS expects that energy from the facility will fulfill about 20% of MEW’s customers’ annual energy needs.