Iberdrola Renewables, Ohio State Senator Cliff Hite and State Representative Tony Burkley, presented checks to Van Wert and Paulding counties, which is the first of the annual PILOT payments the nearly $600 million Blue Creek Wind Farm will be making to the counties.
Van Wert County, with 115 turbines, received $2,070,000, making the 304-MW wind farm the largest single taxpayer in the county. Paulding County received $666,000, based on 37 turbines in the county that each pay $18,000 annually.
Blue Creek is the largest wind farm in Ohio and went online in June, 2012. The wind farm is also Iberdrola Renewables’ largest wind farm in the U.S.
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