North Carolina Getting Commercial-scale Wind Farm, Opening Door for the South

North Carolina is developing a $600 million commerical-scale wind farm project by Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, which will put 102 turbines on 22,000 acres near the coastal community of Elizabeth City.  Once completed, it could generate about 204 megawatts, or enough electricity to power 60,000 homes.

It would be the first large onshore wind farm in a region with light, fluctuating winds that has long been a dead zone for wind power.

After a yearslong regulatory process that once appeared to have doomed the plan, Iberdrola spokesman Paul Copleman said that construction is to begin in about a month.

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