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Wind Energy Powers NC

As North Carolina’s first full-scale wind project, Amazon US East is boosting local economies, adding to state tax revenue, and advancing our energy independence goals. Perquimans and Pasquotank counties will continue reaping the benefits of payments to 60 local landowners, 18 full-time employees, and significant annual tax revenue for many years to come.

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How Wind Energy Helps NC

 

  • $500,000 in tax revenue to fund local economy
  • $6,000 per turbine, per year in income to NC landowners
  • Electricity equal to amount used to power 60,000 homes
  • 500 construction jobs through 30 NC-based companies
  • $18 million dollars into our state for construction
  • Attracting and retaining economic powerhouses that bolster our state’s economic future

Wind Manufacturing in the U.S.A.

Wind Military Clearance

“The process to earn approval from the Defense Department alone was a years-long review, detailed exactly where wind turbines could be located, and ensures the compatibility of the wind project with all Defense Department facilities in the region.”


Representative Bob Steinburg
District 1, NC House of Representatives

Military Approved

The construction of any wind project in North Carolina goes through a rigorous process with the U.S. Department of Defense Siting Clearinghouse and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The military has complete control, and can halt any wind project that it deems a threat to national security or military missions.

Wind in the News

Providing Energy Security to Fort Hood

The story of Apex's power purchase agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency–Energy and Fort Hood, which involves the Army's largest single renewable energy project to date. By: Melissa Peterson, Manager of Business Development   In October 2014, Defense...

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Amazon Wind Farm US East completed in North Carolina

Spanning farm fields in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, the Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind, is now the first commercial-scale wind farm in North Carolina. The wind farm reached full commercial operation this month and began delivering power in December 2016.

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Senate Plan Targets DEQ Jobs, Wind Projects

by Kirk Ross RALEIGH — The elimination of 45 positions at the Department of Environmental Quality and a moratorium on wind-energy projects through 2020 are among items raising concerns among environmental groups following the release Tuesday of the Senate’s two-year...

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U.S. Wind Manufacturing — North Carolina Ranks 4th

Wind energy manufacturing in the United States is thriving, and North Carolina ranks fourth in the highest number of wind manufacturing plants in the country. Not only is the wind industry providing opportunities for high paying careers, it is also promising long-term...

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Wind and The Military

Legislation aimed at restricting the development of wind energy projects with the goal of preserving the readiness of military bases in North Carolina has necessitated further inquiry into the subject. As a result, experts from key military stakeholder groups (e.g.,...

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House leader ‘reassured’ on wind farm

By Jon Hawley Staff Writer Friday, February 24, 2017 The Amazon Wind Farm US East should be allowed to continue operating, a leading House Republican said Thursday after touring the Navy's long-range radar facility in Chesapeake, Virgina. Rep. John Szoka,...

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Speaker Moore Tours Wind Farm

State House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, took a tour Tuesday of the 104-turbine wind farm project Moore and his colleagues tried to close. During the tour of the $400 million Amazon Wind Farm in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, the lawmakers discussed the...

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Navy: Wind farm given green light in 2014; still OK today

By Jon Hawley Staff Writer Sunday, January 15, 2017 The U.S. Navy did not contact state lawmakers about shutting down Amazon Wind Farm US East, nor does it have evidence the farm can't co-exist with its nearby radar facility, a Naval spokeswoman reported Friday. Ten...

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Senate Plan Targets DEQ Jobs, Wind Projects

RALEIGH — The elimination of 45 positions at the Department of Environmental Quality and a moratorium on wind-energy projects through 2020 are among items raising concerns among environmental groups following the release Tuesday of the Senate’s two-year budget...

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Lawmakers Tour Amazon Wind US East

Left to Right: Representative Howard Hunter, Representative Chuck McGrady, Speaker Tim Moore, Representative Holly Grange, Representative Sam Watford, Representative Bob Steinburg, Representative John Bell, Representative Chris Malone, Representative John Szoka

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