80-megawatt wind farm proposed for Beaufort County

80-megawatt wind farm proposed for Beaufort County

A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 to focus on a wind energy farm proposed for eastern Beaufort County. The N.C. Utilities Commission will conduct the proceedings in the District Courtroom of the Beaufort County Courthouse.

Pantego Wind Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Invenergy, proposes to erect 49 turbines, each 492 feet tall, on about 11,000 acres near Terra Ceia and Pantego. The proposal says the 80-megawatt installation could generate enough electricity to power 15,000 homes.

The facility, if constructed, would be connected to a Dominion Power substation near Pantego. Electricity would be transmitted along lines operated by PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization that coordinates transmission through much of the Mid-Atlantic region and extending to Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina.

Written statements on the project may be filed with the Chief Clerk, N.C. Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4325.

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