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Wind farm project in limbo

Even though Penn Wind CEO Justin Dunkelberger informed the Northumberland County commissioners weeks ago that his company wouldn't be pursuing a $30 million wind turbine project, the county is giving him another 60 days to pay a $50,000 land lease payment.

SUNBURY - Even though Penn Wind CEO Justin Dunkelberger informed the Northumberland County commissioners weeks ago that his company wouldn't be pursuing a $30 million wind turbine project, the county is giving him another 60 days to pay a $50,000 land lease payment.

Penn Wind signed a 29-year lease with the county in 2010 for 75 acres in Coal and Cameron townships to build three wind turbines and pay the county 6 percent of the profits from electricity generated.

The agreement also required Penn Wind to pay the county $50,000, due April 20. When the date passed without a payment, the county sent a letter informing Penn Wind that it had 60 days to pay up or the contract would be nullified.

In early April, Dunkelberger introduced the board to a representative of EverPower, a company that employs 42 in Pennsylvania and has two wind projects in Cambria County and two more under development in Somerset County, and offered to keep the project on track.

SUNBURY - Even though Penn Wind CEO Justin Dunkelberger informed the Northumberland County commissioners weeks ago that his company wouldn't be pursuing a $30 million wind turbine project, the county is giving him another 60 days to pay a $50,000 land lease payment.

Penn Wind signed a 29-year lease with the county in 2010 for 75 acres in Coal and Cameron townships to build three wind turbines and pay the county 6 percent of the profits from electricity generated.

The agreement also required Penn Wind to pay the county $50,000, due April 20. When the date passed without a payment, the county sent a letter informing Penn Wind that it had 60 days to pay up or the contract would be nullified.

In early April, Dunkelberger introduced the board to a representative of EverPower, a company that employs 42 in Pennsylvania and has two wind projects in Cambria County and two more under development in Somerset County, and offered to keep the project on track.


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APR 24 2012
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