First turbine now standing at Southeast’s largest wind farm

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The largest wind farm in the southeastern United States is sprouting with its first turbine now standing over a Pasquotank County corn field.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reported ( ) the turbine caps one of more than 100 towers to be built before the end of the year. Each tower and turbine will rise 500 feet into the air.

Avangrid Renewables spokesman Paul Copleman says hundreds of trucks have been hauling concrete and rock to build roads and turbine foundations. He says about 250 people are at work on what will be a $400 million project five miles west of Elizabeth City.

Electricity generated by wind would be enough to power 60,000 homes. Amazon is buying the electricity to run its data centers in Virginia.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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