ROANOKE, Va. - A company that plans to build as many as 18 wind turbines atop a Roanoke County mountain says the target date has been pushed to 2015.
Chicago-based Invenergy originally hoped to have the power-generating windmills operating on Poor Mountain by the end of this year.
According to the Roanoke Times ( http://bit.ly/LpzlGd), the company says it's delaying the projected start-up date because of the uncertain future of government incentives for wind energy.
One of the concerns is the fate of the federal production tax credit, which will expire at the end of the year unless renewed by Congress. The American Wind Energy Association says the credit of 2.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour of power produced has been vital in lowering the cost of producing wind power.
Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com
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