BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – After more than four hours, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved the Rocky Forge Wind Farm project at a public hearing on Tuesday night.
The vote was 3-2 in favor of approving the project, which includes no more than 22 turbines up to 680 feet in height, according to Apex Energy.
Botetourt County will have the first wind farm in Virginia.
This is a project 10 News has covered extensively:
May 12, 2020: Botetourt Planning Commission OK’s taller windmills, now onto Board of Supervisors
May 8, 2020: Botetourt County Planning Commission to consider wind ordinance on Monday
March 10, 2020: Botetourt County leaders review community feedback, still yet to decide on taller wind turbines
February 11, 2020: Proposed Botetourt County wind farm needs new approval as plans change to make turbines taller
October 18, 2019: Up to 250 jobs, at least $20 million coming to Botetourt County thanks to wind project
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