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Armenia Mountain wind farm to be discussed  

A company planning the Armenia Mountain Wind Farm in Bradford and Tioga counties will be in Troy later this month to talk with the public about the project.

Robert J. White, the vice president of AES Armenia Mountain Wind, LLC, the company planning the project, confirmed Thursday that AES will hold a project presentation June 26 at 7 p.m. at Troy Area School District’s Memorial Auditorium. The public is invited.

Last month, AES held an open house in Mainesburg, Tioga County, on the project.

“We’re finalizing how we’re conducting this one,” White said. “It’s likely to be a presentation of the project and then a question-and-answer session.”

The project is planned for Armenia Mountain in Armenia Township in Bradford County and Sullivan and Ward townships in Tioga County.

Currently, a number of studies are under way and are in various stages, White said in an earlier interview.

According to a flier, the studies include bird and bat studies, a shadow flicker analysis and even a timber rattlesnake survey.

“Hopefully, in the late summer, we’ll be in a position to submit our applications to the respective county planning commissions and then start the public review and approval process,” White said.

Construction would start in 2008.

According to a handout from AES, the project would be approximately 150 MW in size and the electricity produced would serve about 47,000 homes. It notes that property tax payments would be more than $200,000 per year and lease payments would be about $700,000 per year with 70 landowners participating. There would be 80 to 100 construction jobs and 12 operations jobs with “significant local purchases during construction” and improvements to some local roads.

AES is based in Arlington, Va., and is one of the world’s largest global power companies with 25 years of experience developing, constructing, financing and operating power projects with operations in 26 countries and 123 generation plants, according to an AES description.

By Eric Hrin
Staff Writer

Daily and Sunday Review

8 June 2007

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