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Introducing Plum Tree Wind 

Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of constructing Plum Tree Wind, a utility-scale wind energy project, in southeastern Huntington County.

This website features information about wind energy, Plum Tree Wind and important upcoming events.  Please use this site to send us feedback, ask questions and stay up to date on project news and developments.

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About Plum Tree Wind

Plum Tree Wind promises to be among the largest construction projects in the history of Huntington County, offering economic development benefits county-wide.

Apex Clean Energy expects to invest more than $195 million of private capital to build Plum Tree Wind.

A Windfall for Huntington County

Plum Tree Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for schools, governments, and landowners.

  • Estimated $110 million in economic impact for Huntington County.
  • New source of property tax revenue for schools and county government.
  • Annual payments to landowners will inject millions of dollars in the local economy over the Plum Tree Wind's 25-year life cycle.
  • Additional full-time jobs for support and maintenance.
  • Significant economic boost during construction phase 

 

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What others are saying

“As the 19th district representative of the House of Delegates, I'm excited to see Virginia's first wind energy project enter its final phase of compliance. The community is excited to see the alternative form of energy come to completion. We look forward to the construction beginning and the successful completion of Virginia's first wind farm.”- Delegate Terry Austin, Virginia House of Delegates, 19th District


"Rocky Forge will be a large contributor to Botetourt County’s tax base, while having a minimal effect on existing land use of the thousands of acres of rural land in the project area. This seems like a win-win to me.”-Jack Leffel, Chairman, Botetourt County Board of Supervisors


“Botetourt County studied and reviewed Rocky Forge Wind for over a year. It was ultimately approved unanimously by our Board of Supervisors both because it met our county’s wind energy guidelines and because it aligns with Botetourt County’s mission of embracing responsible growth and innovation.”- Gary Larrowe, County Administrator, Botetourt County


“The Chamber of Commerce is delighted at the prospect of having Apex join the Botetourt family of businesses. A new renewable energy business in Botetourt will be good for the local economy and the environment and the Chamber is looking forward to working with Apex in the future.”-Pete Pearl, President, Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce


“Virginians overwhelmingly want more renewable energy, and wind power offers one of the cleanest, safest forms of electricity generation. Rocky Forge Wind is a great step toward growing the Commonwealth’s clean energy."-Dan Crawford, Group Chair, Roanoke Group of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club


“As a resident of Botetourt County for more than 25 years and supporter of our area’s sporting traditions, I believe wind energy is a great way to produce power while protecting traditional land uses like hunting and fishing.”-Sherry Crumley, Board Member, National Wildlife Turkey Federation

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