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Delmarva seeks move of W.Md. wind farm to Pa.

Shelton says Delmarva is seeking approval to move the project to the Chestnut Flats site in Pennsylvania's Blair County, where an agreement has been reached that should prevent litigation over bats.

Delmarva Power says it is seeking approval from Delaware regulators to move a proposed western Maryland wind farm to central Pennsylvania.

Delmarva spokeswoman Bridget Shelton says the Maryland site had faced challenges over the possible impact on federally protected Indiana bats. Shelton says Delmarva is seeking approval to move the project to the Chestnut Flats site in Pennsylvania's Blair County, where an agreement has been reached that should prevent litigation over bats.

Shelton says the utility has a 20-year-agreement to buy wind power from Annapolis-based Synergics which will help the company meet Delaware renewable energy goals.

The wind farm is being developed for Synergics by the Spanish firm Gamesa and will use turbines and blades made by Gamesa at two Pennsylvania facilities.

Delmarva Power says it is seeking approval from Delaware regulators to move a proposed western Maryland wind farm to central Pennsylvania.

Delmarva spokeswoman Bridget Shelton says the Maryland site had faced challenges over the possible impact on federally protected Indiana bats. Shelton says Delmarva is seeking approval to move the project to the Chestnut Flats site in Pennsylvania's Blair County, where an agreement has been reached that should prevent litigation over bats.

Shelton says the utility has a 20-year-agreement to buy wind power from Annapolis-based Synergics which will help the company meet Delaware renewable energy goals.

The wind farm is being developed for Synergics by the Spanish firm Gamesa and will use turbines and blades made by Gamesa at two Pennsylvania facilities.


Source: http://www.wdel.com/story.p...

MAY 25 2011
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