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Desert Wind Power Project

Overview

The Desert Wind Power Project, a private wind energy electric power generation facility, will be the first utility-scale wind farm in North Carolina, and one of the first in the southeastern U.S. The proposed facility, if fully built out, could deploy 150 wind turbines that would generate 300 megawatts (MW) of power at full capacity and provide millions of dollars in tax and landowner revenue for decades.

The wind farm will be located in Perquimans and Pasquotank Counties, in a rural section of northeastern North Carolina near Elizabeth City and Hertford, on approximately 22,000 acres leased from more than 60 local landowners. The total of landowner payments and taxes for this first phase of the project will inject more than $1.1 million into the local economy each year.

For more information, please view the press release on Desert Wind’s ground-breaking.