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E Wind gets approval for 18-turbine project

E Wind LLC, Columbus, Wis., has received approval to proceed with its 30-megawatt, 18-turbine wind project in Wisconsin, according to a report from North American Windpower.

The company received approval from the town of Randolph, through a joint development agreement, which was contingent on approval of the Glacier Hills Wind Farm project by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.

E Wind is made up of three partners who worked with landowners to lease property rights for the wind turbines, the report said. The company installed a wind measurement tower and also worked with transmission owners to study connection possibilities.

E Wind plans to acquire a power purchase agreement from a utility, and expects to begin construction in time to receive Treasury Department cash grants for renewable energy projects, the report said.

One comment

  1. Oh goody…don’t want to miss out on that free government cash
    Granted, there will be many construction jobs for the project, but after they’re built the newly created ‘green jobs’ everyone wants to tout with all the eco-babble, will total about…3

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