– “TransAlta unveils plans for largest solar project in state at site of former coal mine”
“The former site of a coal mine could be producing solar power by the end of 2020, according to plans unveiled Tuesday by electricity provider TransAlta.
“The Calgary-based company has owned the site just south of Bucoda since 2000.”
“TransAlta is currently working on getting permits from Thurston County before lining up a contract to sell its power. It will need to be approved for land conversion, getting the site rezoned from its current forest designation, as well as the special use permit that allows the solar farm to be built,” by Alex Brown, The Chronicle (Centralia) via The Olympian.