Regulators in North Carolina have awarded US renewables developer Apex Clean Energy a permit for the construction of a 189-MW wind farm in the state’s Chowan County.
The approval was issued on Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR). The consent is linked to the developer’s Timbermill Wind proposal and gives it the right to build, operate and decommission the planned wind park.
The scheme was put forward by special purpose vehicle Timbermill Wind LLC, which submitted it for review in May 2022.
Planned to be installed north of Edenton, the wind park will consist of up to 45 turbine generators, interspersed across timberland and agricultural areas. Once in operation, the machines will be capable of generating electricity that will be equal to the annual power consumption of up to 47,000 homes.
The project envisages the construction of related infrastructure facilities. High-voltage power lines and highways are already available at the selected site.
Apex did not provide a construction timetable for the project. Last month, the company secured a certificate of site compatibility for a 208.7-MW wind farm in North Dakota, which it will start building in the closing quarter of 2023.
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