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Va. regulators approve state's 1st utility-scale wind farm

Mar 6, 2017 - SNL Energy Finance Daily

Apex Clean Energy has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its planned 75-MW Rocky Forge Wind Farm in Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on March 2 approved Rocky Forge Wind LLC's permit-by-rule application for the wind farm in Botetourt County, Va. The action is considered the first permit-by-rule approval for a wind farm in Virginia.

Virginia's permit by rule statute authorizes a streamlined approval process for facilities with nameplate capacities of les

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