BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – An agreement between the commonwealth and Virginia’s first onshore wind project is set to create up to 250 jobs and at least $20 million in tax revenue in one local community.
Gov. Ralph Northam and Apex Clean Energy announced the commonwealth has agreed to buy the output of Rocky Forge Wind. The wind project, owned by Apex, is located in Botetourt County and is expected to be operational in 2021.
“This is a historic day in the Commonwealth — not only has Virginia signed the largest state contract for renewable energy in the country, this agreement also includes 75 megawatts of energy from Virginia’s first-ever onshore wind farm,” said Northam.
According to Apex, Rocky Forge Wind will create up to $25 million