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Wind farm nearing completion

Wind farm nearing completion

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Construction on Utah's largest wind far is inching toward completion.

First Wind LLC spokesman John Lamontagne says foundations for 20 of the 97 wind turbines in the Milford Wind Corridor project are complete. A transmission line between the farm and the Intermountain Power Plant in Delta is also nearing completion.

Lamontagne says the first turbine should be upright by the end of May. He says First Wind hopes to complete construction by the end of the year.

The turbines are initially expected to generate 300-megawatts of electricity.

Electricity from the project will go to the Southern California Public Power Authority and light about 50,000 homes in three cities -- Burbank, Pasadena and Los Angeles.

The $400 million project is being privately financed.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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