Wells County Wind Farm Expanding

BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP): The developer of a proposed wind farm is increasing the number of turbines it wants to install as part of a $336 million complex in northeastern Indiana’s Wells County.

 Apex Wind Energy of Charlottesville, Va., will present its new design to local officials next month. The company says it expects construction to begin on about 37,000 acres by the end of the year, that’s about double the original proposal.

Apex says it won’t increase its investment because the 200-megawatt farm will still produce the same amount of energy.  

The company overcame opposition from residents by agreeing to higher standards for noise and increasing setbacks for homes that aren’t participating.