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W.Va. PSC approves wind farm expansion

Jun. 21, 2013 @ 06:32 AM

QUINWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — More wind turbines are on the way in Greenbrier County after getting the go-ahead from state regulators.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission has approved the Invenergy subsidiary’s request to construct 33 turbines west of its existing Beech Ridge Energy wind farm. The existing farm has 67 turbines.

The Register-Herald reports that the windmills will be placed on a 70,000-acre tract owned by MeadWestvaco Corp.

Construction on the project is set to begin in July and will conclude by the end of the year. The project is expected to create 150 short-term construction jobs and a handful of facility operator jobs.

The company estimates the construction of the 497-foot-tall turbines and associated facilities will cost $115 million.



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