On Monday, June 6, the Pocono Township Commissioners voted in favor of granting conditional approval to Apex Clean Energy for the Swiftwater Solar Project. This is one step in a complex permitting process and the project will be required to meet the most stringent permitting requirements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pertaining to stormwater management and protection of sensitive watersheds. These regulations are among the most comprehensive in the United States.
The project is an important step into the future for our community that will provide green energy and will diversify our region’s electric grid. The development of a variety of energy sources is critical to our continued development. A strong economy and our regional quality of life is dependent upon the availability of electricity. Establishing this facility will make our region a player in the development of alternative energy.