Construction to begin on $150M wind farm in Jay County


Colorado-based renewable energy developer Scout Clean Energy says it completed all local permitting approvals for the 130-megawatt Bitter Ridge wind plant in Jay County, Ind.

Jay County Council recently granted a 10-year tax abatement for the proposed $150-million Bitter Ridge wind farm. The project proposes to install up to 59 wind turbines across about 12,000 acres in Jay County.

Scout recently completed road and drainage use, decommissioning and economic development agreements with Jay County commissioners.

“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,” said Scout Clean Energy CEO Michael Rucker. “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.” 

The plant is expected to proceed toward final design, procurement and construction with a target operations date in early 2020.


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