Wind farm will be Huron County’s largest economic development project

Huron County commissioners gave unanimous approval for a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for the Emerson Creek Wind farm, which will be the largest economic development project in the county, the Norwalk Reflector reports. The 120-turbine wind farm will be located in Huron and Erie counties, and will produce enough electricity to power about 94,000 homes. The PILOT program establishes an annual service payment of $9,000 per megawatt of electricity installed for Huron and Erie counties plus various townships and schools. Huron County Commissioner Skip Wilde said the wind farm is projected to bring in $4.5 million in annual revenue to the community. Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy, a utility-scale renewable energy developer, is developing several projects in Ohio including Emerson Creek, with a combined private investment of $2.6 billion and 690 construction and operating jobs. For more, read the full article.

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