Apex Holds Successful Open House

Rocky Forge Wind received rave reviews about the open house it held at Eagle Rock Elementary last week, according to an editorial in the Roanoke Times. The editorial cited the benefits Rocky Forge would bring to Botetourt County and the notable lack of opposition to the project.

The piece quotes Supervisor Jack Leffel, who thought he would be run out of town for supporting the project; instead, the idea was welcomed by the Eagle Rock Ruritan Club, which regularly serves as a sounding board for Leffel’s initiatives

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According to the editorial board, “It’s also clear that Apex understands its target audience around Eagle Rock. At the open house, the company was giving away free capsin a camouflage pattern, with a wind turbine in blaze orange on the front. By evening’s end, almost all of them had been snatched up.

Read the full editorial here.

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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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