Construction Begins At Laurel Mountain Wind Farm.

Cross-posted from Appalachian Voices

This just in from the Public News Service.

CHARLESTON WV – About 150 West Virginia union workers have started building the Laurel Mountain wind farm on the border of Barbour and Randolph counties. IMG_2160

The contractor expects to have the 61 turbines done by the end of next summer. Investment in the entire project should total about $250 million, and it should be able to produce a hundred and thirty megawatts of electricity.

This clean energy facility is employing local union and non-union contractors and purchasing local materials.
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Construction Begins At Laurel Mountain Wind Farm.

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