Crews facing deadline on central Indiana wind farm project


Construction crews are hustling to beat a Dec. 31 deadline to 125 turbines in operation for a wind farm that is eventually planned to reach into four central Indiana counties.

Project developer E-on Climate & Renewables needs to have the turbines up and running before current federal tax credits for wind energy expire.

Crews are working overnight to finish building 69 turbines in eastern Tipton County and 56 in northern Madison County. Project manager Andy Melka tells the Kokomo Tribune that crews are only working at night because the winds are calmer.

He says 75 of the electricity-generating turbines have been completed. Nearly 200 more turbines are planned in Howard and Grant counties in later phases.

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