June 5: APA PA Presents Webinar Wednesday – CM Credits Available

Webinar Wednesday: The Impact of Large & Medium Scale Solar Projects

June 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

The Impact of Large & Medium Scale Solar Projects on PA Communities

The webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion of large and medium scale solar developments on the PA landscape including where and why they are being sited, common concerns in communities, zoning and land use considerations in ordinance development and proposed legislation that could impact solar in PA.

The webinar will discuss:

  • Solar terminology including the differences and demands of large, medium and small-scale operations.
  • The physical impact of grid scale solar deployment.
  • Land Use implications including agricultural and open land issues, siting considerations and environmental impacts.
  • Economic impact of solar development.
  • Ordinance considerations including glare, noise, screening and decommissioning.
  • Proposed legislation.
  • What is the role of the planner in this process.

The webinar will be presented by Extension Educators, who closely follow developments with PJM (a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity) and PUC (Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission) along with proposed legislation and policy changes as well as explain what is happening in the Commonwealth and why.   In addition, a perspective from a county planning department will be shared regarding local land use controls for solar facilities.

CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.

Joseph Conklin
Dan Brockett
Matthew Svetz
Greg Moulter

**The Pennsylvania Chapter is not responsible for the materials or opinions of the speaker(s) you will hear**

Deadline to register is June 4

If you’re interested in sponsoring a Webinar Wednesday session or have a session for Webinar Wednesday please contact us. Send your request to info@planningpa.org.

Please note: You will receive a reminder email a few days before the webinar with zoom information (please check your spam/junk folders). This email will be sent to the email address you used to register for the event.


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