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Canadian Firm Buys Grant County Wind Project for $200M


A Canadian energy company is paying $200 million to take over a long-planned wind project in West Virginia’s Grant County.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Enbridge announced this week that bought the New Creek Wind Project from Pittsburg-based EverPower. Enbridge says intends to have the project operating in December 2016. Enbridge is based in Calgary, Alberta.

The 49-turbine project that has been in development since at least 2008 would be West Virginia’s sixth wind farm. The turbines are expected to run on a seven-mile stretch of ridgeline near Greenland in northern Grant County.

Enbridge is the third company to own the New Creek Wind Project. Virginia-based company AES first proposed the project but it got caught up in the federal permitting process. EverPower bought it in 2014.

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