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Public Meeting Venue Location: Virginia's State of Emergency Order (Executive Order 51) currently remains in place. As such, we are planning to hold the public meeting by telephone on July 28th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Community members are invited to call in using a mobile phone or land line. No internet access is required.To access the telephone public meeting dial 877-229-8493 and use PIN 118386 to join. Press *3 at any time during the call to enter the queue to ask a question or deliver a comment.

If Virginia’s State of Emergency Order (Executive Order 51) is lifted before July 28, 2020, a physical public meeting in accordance with 9 VAC 15-40-90D will be held on July 28, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the outdoor pavilion at the Ashley Plantation Country Club, 919 Greenfield Street, Daleville, VA 24083, in lieu of the telephonic public meeting.

The information on this page will be updated as the meeting dates approach.

Governor Northam Announces Power Purchase Agreement With Virginia's First Onshore Wind Farm

75 MW Rocky Forge Wind to Drive Significant Economic Investment in Southwest Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam and Apex Clean Energy today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has entered into an agreement to purchase the output of the approximately 75 megawatt Rocky Forge Wind, located in Botetourt County. The agreement represents the purchase of the full capacity of the project, which will become Virginia’s first operating onshore wind project when it begins commercial operations, expected in 2021.

Read more here.

About Rocky Forge Wind



The Rocky Forge Wind project provides an opportunity to help address Virginia's growing electricity demand with clean, homegrown energy, while diversifying Botetourt County's economy and supporting jobs in the local community.

Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is actively developing Rocky Forge Wind, which is expected to generate enough energy to power up to 21,000 homes annually.

Located in rural Botetourt County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on private land, the area under consideration is suitable for a wind energy project based on local wind data and these attributes:

  • Verified wind resource
  • Existing high-voltage power lines
  • Expansive private land
  • Proximity to state highways

Apex is working to engage state and local stakeholders to ensure your questions are answered. This website includes information about wind energy, Rocky Forge 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 as the project moves forward.

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Thank you to the following local and regional supporters of Rocky Forge Wind:

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 Roanoke Cool Cities Coalition
Chesapeake Climate Action Network Renewable Energy Electric Vehicle Association REEVA
Virginia Student Environmental Council   Kissito Healthcare
  Conservatives for Clean Energy, Virginia    


Rocky Forge Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for local schools, government services, and property owners. According to independent analysis from the research firm Mangum Economics, Rocky Forge Wind will create approximately 250 FTE jobs and during construction and 7 well-paid permanent positions. Rocky Forge Wind is also expected to pay $20 million to $25 million in state and county taxes over the life of the project.