|Allen-VW County officials confer on wind project|
|Written by Ed Gebert|
|Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:04 PM|
DELPHOS — Economic development officials from both Van Wert and Allen counties met along with Delphos representatives on Tuesday to compare notes on a proposed wind farm which could soon appear in southern Van Wert County.
BP Wind has been working toward constructing Long Prairie Wind Farm, a proposed 200-megawatt wind farm, in Liberty, Willshire and York townships of Van Wert County. At the last update from the project developer, plenty of acreage has been optioned by the company with the licensing process set to begin later this year. If approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board, turbines could start to appear late this year or early in 2014.
The next step is to clear a way to send the electricity from the turbines to the electrical grid. According to Jeff Sprague, president of the Allen County Economic Development Group, that will involve an abandoned rail line in Allen County.
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