Blue Marmot Solar Energy Facility is a proposed solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of 60 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 5,170 acres. The site boundary encompasses five solar array sites as well as related or supporting facilities.

Proposed. The Department received a Notice of Intent to apply for a Site Certificate on January 19, 2018, and issued a public notice on February 14, 2018. The deadline to submit public comments on the NOI was March 16, 2018. On November 11, 2019, the applicant submitted a request for the Council to extend the NOI, and at the November 22, 2019 EFSC meeting the Council granted the extension. The NOI expiration date is now January 19, 2021. The Department will issue the project order prior to the applicant submitting a preliminary application for site certificate (pASC). 

Lake County, near Lakeview. PDF Map | Online Map​

Applicant/Certificate holder: Blue Marmot Solar Park LLC
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Will Talbott

Project Timeline

Additional Documents
Notice of Intent
​Contact the Facility Siting Team:

Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards