Morrow County wind project faces opposition

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Monday, August 06, 2012

The proposed Heppner Wind Energy Project would produce enough energy to power 125,000 homes, but has many hurdles until its proposed 2014 construction.

It would produce 502 megawatts of energy, enough to power 125,000 homes, while leaving some rural Morrow County wheat farmers and landowners awash in fresh cash. Property owners sometimes earn $6,000 a year per turbine in lease payments.

The real wild card is the federal production tax credit program, which expires Dec. 31, and without which fewer wind energy projects are likely to be built in Oregon, industry watchers say.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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