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Work on Wildcat Wind Farm set for this summer

A company planning to build a wind farm spread across four central Indiana counties, including Madison, has obtained 125 building permits for the project's first phase and expects construction work to start this summer.

TIPTON, Ind. - A company planning to build a wind farm spread across four central Indiana counties, including Madison, has obtained 125 building permits for the project's first phase and expects construction work to start this summer.

Chicago-based E-on Climate & Renewables has 69 permits for work in Tipton County and 56 in Madison County as part of its electricity-generating project, company spokesman Matt Tullis told the Kokomo Tribune for a story Monday.

"We are looking at getting the turbine delivery the second week of July," Tullis said. "That's when we'll start work on the tower sections in Madison County."

The company projects that the Wildcat Wind Farm project's first phase will cost up to $400 million to build. E-on Climate announced last year that it had a 20-year deal with Indiana Michigan Power Co. for the utility to buy electricity from the wind farm.

Future phases of the project are planned in neighboring Howard and Grant counties in the area about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

Tullis said the company has started discussions with Howard County officials regarding economic development, a road use agreement and possible property tax... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

TIPTON, Ind. - A company planning to build a wind farm spread across four central Indiana counties, including Madison, has obtained 125 building permits for the project's first phase and expects construction work to start this summer.

Chicago-based E-on Climate & Renewables has 69 permits for work in Tipton County and 56 in Madison County as part of its electricity-generating project, company spokesman Matt Tullis told the Kokomo Tribune for a story Monday.

"We are looking at getting the turbine delivery the second week of July," Tullis said. "That's when we'll start work on the tower sections in Madison County."

The company projects that the Wildcat Wind Farm project's first phase will cost up to $400 million to build. E-on Climate announced last year that it had a 20-year deal with Indiana Michigan Power Co. for the utility to buy electricity from the wind farm.

Future phases of the project are planned in neighboring Howard and Grant counties in the area about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

Tullis said the company has started discussions with Howard County officials regarding economic development, a road use agreement and possible property tax abatements.

"It all hinges on the federal tax credits for future phases," he said. "We would like to start as soon as possible."

Howard County Commissioner Tyler Moore said county and company officials were working together.

"E-on is confident the (federal) tax credits will be extended," he said. "They are still interested in coming to Howard County. They want to move the project forward."


Source: http://heraldbulletin.com/b...

MAY 15 2012
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