Parking will be limited at the Lake Cumberland Resource Management Office and Visitor Center in nearby Somerset during brief periods this month and in July while contractors install solar power at that location.
The Corps of Engineers say installation of solar power makes it possible to become a net-zero power site. This means the Corps can produce as much power as consumed and in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Visitors are still welcome in the Visitor Center and Black Walnut Eagle Scout Trail during normal business hours.
“This is an outstanding opportunity to offset the Corps’ carbon footprint.” said Jonathan Friedman, resource manager of Lake Cumberland. “In addition to solar panels, this project installs the foundation for electric vehicle charging stations. This supports the administration’s plan to include electric vehicles into the federal fleet.”