Construction begins on wind farm in victoria to supply actuary
The wind farm would be located in the northwest corner of the state, in the community of Victory. The turbines would generate power to serve more than 400 homes in a community that is home to about 70 people.
State agencies have spent $300 million to build the project, and an estimated카지노 $400 million more to get the project going, said David Jones, president of the Oregon Energy Association, which is developing the $13 billion project. Jones said the project was going to get approval quickly.
«If the project was in limbo, it would have been easy for one person to walk around the state and say, ‘OK, here is this project, let me do this,'» Jones said. «Instead, I think this project will go forward.»
Jones said the project is also attracting interest from energy utilities and major players in the renewable energy industry. The project has made an appearance on a conference call among state leaders in Washington, D.C. this week, he said.
«This is a very good project that has very solid business models that have been developed by all of our public and private partners,» Jones said.
The state Energy Department gave the green light in December to open the construction of the wind farm. Officials also awarded the federal Energy Department $1.6 million in federal contracts under its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Incentives program for providing clean power and to encourage energy efficiency.
State officials had been hoping to get a grant from the federal government to build the wind farm because the U.S. government does not provide money to build renewable energy projects in states that do not meet federal energy targets.
«If the wind project went forward, you’d see the federal gov실시간카지노ernment funding that project as well,» said David Chisholm, executive director of the Oregon Energy Alliance, a lobbying group for energy companies. «They’ve been working very hard to push us around trying to block our project for a while.»
The state has already received a $100,000 wind incentive grant from the federal government for the project from the Department of Energy. Jones said officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had shown up to the state facility in late December, seeking to explain the state’s concerns about the project’s environmental impact.
The federal government’s energy program — the federal Renewable Fuel Standard — allows states to purchase solar panels from an energy company based in nearby California to supplement their energy bills.
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