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Weighing in on a proposed wind farm

Public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday in Randolph County and Barbour County for a proposed wind farm project. The proposal calls for up to 65 wind turbines to be built on an eight mile stretch of Laurel Mountain in the two counties. AES Laurel Mountain out of Arlington, Virginia is asking the State Public Service Commission for approval for the $250 million wholesale electric generating facility. If the company gets the needed approvals, the turbines could be in operation by the end of next year.

Public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday in Randolph County and Barbour County for a proposed wind farm project.

The proposal calls for up to 65 wind turbines to be built on an eight mile stretch of Laurel Mountain in the two counties.

AES Laurel Mountain out of Arlington, Virginia is asking the State Public Service Commission for approval for the $250 million wholesale electric generating facility. If the company gets the needed approvals, the turbines could be in operation by the end of next year.

The project could create more than 200 temporary construction jobs and 19 permanent jobs.

An evidentiary hearing in front of the PSC is scheduled for August 4th - 8th in Charleston.

Wednesday's public hearings will be held at 1:00 at the Elkins City Building and 7:00 at the Barbour County Courthouse in Philippi.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the state Department of Environmental Protection among others must also approve the project.

Public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday in Randolph County and Barbour County for a proposed wind farm project.

The proposal calls for up to 65 wind turbines to be built on an eight mile stretch of Laurel Mountain in the two counties.

AES Laurel Mountain out of Arlington, Virginia is asking the State Public Service Commission for approval for the $250 million wholesale electric generating facility. If the company gets the needed approvals, the turbines could be in operation by the end of next year.

The project could create more than 200 temporary construction jobs and 19 permanent jobs.

An evidentiary hearing in front of the PSC is scheduled for August 4th - 8th in Charleston.

Wednesday's public hearings will be held at 1:00 at the Elkins City Building and 7:00 at the Barbour County Courthouse in Philippi.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the state Department of Environmental Protection among others must also approve the project.


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MAY 6 2008
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