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Owensboro Gas Pipeline Company Plans Solar Array

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An energy company based in Daviess County broke ground Tuesday on a solar project that will generate enough electricity to offset the facility’s annual power demand.

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline will install a solar array at its corporate headquarters off State Route 56 in Owensboro.  The solar panels will be located on four acres in a field adjacent to the headquarters buidling. 

The project will make Southern Star’s headquarters, with 200 employees, the first known “net zero carbon-based energy facility of its size” in Owensboro. 

“Southern Star is committed to reducing its carbon footprint in all communities we serve," said President and CEO Jimmy Staton. "We are proud to mark the beginning of this journey in Owensboro.”

Construction will begin this summer with completion expected in October. 

The Southern Star natural gas pipeline operates in seven western and midwestern states. <--break->

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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