A $150 million wind energy development is moving forward in east central Indiana. The 130 megawatt Bitter Ridge Wind Farm in Jay County is a project of Colorado-based Scout Clean Energy. Plans call for up to 59 wind turbines to be installed throughout 12,000 acres.
The project has been approved for 10-year tax abatement and will now move on to final design, procurement and construction phases. Chief Executive Officer Michael Rucker says "this is Scout’s first wind power project in Indiana and this milestone follows closely on the heels of our successful completion in September of the 200MW Persimmon Creek wind farm in Oklahoma. The approval of the tax abatement means Scout now has all necessary local permits to take power to market and begin planning for construction in 2019."
Scout affiliate Harvest Energy Services will handle construction of the project. The company says the location is attractive because of its proximity within PJM Interconnection’s market, a regional transmission organization coordinating wholesale energy movement in parts of Indiana, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The wind farm is slated to be complete in early 2020. Scout has a total of 13 wind projects in 10 states. You can connect to more about the Bitter Ridge Wind Farm by clicking here.