Friday, January 22, 2010

Area Wind Farm Receives Stimulus Grant

Phillips County will receive $2.5-million dollars in federal stimulus funds to help launch a community-owned 30 megawatt wind energy project. In a news release, Betsy Markey said the ultimate goal is to build a 650 megawatt wind farm within Sedgwick, Phillips, and Logan counties In a news release, Rep. Markey said, "local energy systems like this can play a key role in breaking our dependence on Middle East oil. It’s time for America to take back control of our energy, our security, and our jobs, and Northeast Colorado is helping to lead that charge.” The project will as a model for other local governments, campuses or small utilities to replicate, allowing other communities to design projects that fit their individual size and energy demands.