Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Now in my third term serving northeastern North Carolina communities as a state legislator, we have together weathered challenging economic times with a few bright spots. That all changed when Avangrid Renewables (formerly Iberdrola) partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a wind farm in my district that will deliver energy into the electrical grid to supply current and future data centers without adverse impacts to local ratepayers. This wind project has brought a much needed economic boost to our area and will have a positive impact for years to come. This wind project is a great example of what can happen when communities, businesses and the military work hand-in-hand.