Texas company eyes 3 Indiana counties for wind farms

FILE - This May 6, 2013 file photo shows a wind turbine farm near Glenrock, Wyo. A company in Aberdeen, S.D., that wants to test the wind capacity for a possible multimillion-dollar wind farm in South Dakota’s Lincoln County is getting a second chance due to a technicality. Dakota Plains Energy was denied permits in February by county zoning officials, however, the County Commission on Tuesday night, March 25, 2015, ruled that the company had applied for the wrong permits. That means the matter is likely to go back before the county's zoning board, possibly in late April. (AP Photo/Matt Young, File)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Texas-based company that develops wind farms is eyeing parts of three east-central Indiana counties as possible sites for one or more wind farms.

Representatives of Houston-based EDP Renewable told the Wayne County commissioners Wednesday the company will study parts of Wayne, Randolph and Henry counties as possible wind farm locations.

EDP Project Manager Jeffrey Nemeth told the commissioners the company might build one wind farm in each county or one that straddles all three, but it’s also possible the firm could decide not to build in the area.

The Star Press reports Nemeth says any development is in the early stages and “there’s a lot of studying to do.”

EDP has already built one wind farm in Randolph County. The Headwaters Wind Farm was completed in December.

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