Wind farm planned for Adams County

Jun 24, 2013

Developers of a proposed 150 megawatt wind farm near Hettinger, in Adams County, say they are hoping to go forward with it this year.

The Thunder Spirit Wind Farm would use up to 75 wind turbines. It would cost $300 million to build. Public Service Commission chairman Brian Kalk says Thunder Spirit had first applied for the wind farm last year.

"The original letter said they hoped to have construction completed by December 2012," said Kalk. "I would guess with the extension of the production tax credit, they will hope to have thinngs started by December 31st of this year."

The PSC will hold a hearing on the application in August.

"It will be interesting to see if they will be actually be able to construct this project," said Kalk. "We're hopeful they can get this taken care of, and the turbine locations to us, before the hearing."