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Wind farm proposed for eastern Adams County


Last updated 7/5/2018 at Noon

WIND FARM. Area farmer Tim Smith reviews the Rattlesnake Flat Wind Farm proposed map for locations of wind turbines during an Informational Open House, hosted by NRG Renew, on June 27 at the Ralston Grange. Smith is one of an estimated 25 landowners who will lease land for the project, if approved by the county and state. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson

After a farming legacy built around wheat production, a new crop is slated for potential harvest in Adams County. NRG Renew is proposing a wind farm to be constructed in eastern Adams County, with development benefitting multiple taxing districts.

Approximately 25 landowners have agreed to lease land for the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind Farm Project, with the construction area slated from Providence Road to Cunningham Road, and Highway 21 to Highway 261.

The permit includes locations for 90 wind turbines, but Senior Project Manager Nick Benjamin explained there is potential for less th...

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