The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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April 7, 2013

Officials to lead turbine forum

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DANVILLE —

Weinard said on Friday that he is in support of the county’s wind ordinance in its present form, describing it as “in the middle of it” between more restrictive and more liberal policies currently in existence.

A spokeswoman for Invenergy LLC indicated that the company plans to have a representative on hand for the public meeting in Potomac.

The Hoopeston Wind Energy Farm permit was approved a year ago this month. The project calls for the construction of 43 wind turbines along a stretch from around 3 miles east of Illinois Route 49 to the area near the Hubbard Trail Country Club north of Rossville.

In March, ownership of that project was purchased by Apex Wind Energy, Inc., an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, Va. The company has not announced any changes or completion timelines for the project.

Weinard confirmed on Friday that a representative from Apex is also expected to attend the public forum.

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