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Anyone driving west on I-70 is familiar with the sight of wind farms. Linn County could become more familiar with the sight as the Linn County Commissioners were approached to allow research to begin for the purpose of building a wind farm on up to 30,000 acres surrounding Blue Mound.
Garrett Ketchen, Wind Development manager for E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC, spoke to the commissioners Monday morning, March 12, stating, “We are scouting to find good sites. The Blue Mound area is a good area for a wind farm, and we’d like to do feasibility studies.”
He told the commissioners that there are three pillars required for a wind farm including wind, transmission capacity and a positive relationship with the community.
Commissioner Mike Page told Ketchen that he needed a lot more education on the idea and asked about timing of the project.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here.


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