Wind Farm Progressing in Jay, Randolph Counties
JAY COUNTY, RANDOLPH COUNTY - A $200 million wind farm in Jay and Randolph counties is taking shape. NextEra Energy Resources Inc. says the 57-turbine Bluff Point Wind Energy Center will be operational in November and could generate more than $30 million in local tax revenue over its lifetime.
The Florida-based company says the installation will be capable of powering more than 36,000 when complete. Project Director Zack Melda says "this project has been years in the making and it's exciting to see it all come together. We have great community partners here in Randolph and Jay counties and we are so pleased to know they will benefit from the good jobs, added tax revenue and clean, home-grown energy this project will create."
NextEra Energy says the project has created 200 construction jobs and will lead to as many as a dozen full-time jobs once energy production begins.