wind turbines

Pictured is a wind turbine farm in Liberty Township, Tioga County. Turbines like these will be coming to Hector Township in Potter County later this year.

HECTOR TOWNSHIP -- Walden Green Energy’s Big Level Wind LLC is now one step closer to fruition. Their plans of erecting 26 wind turbines were granted permit approval on Dec. 27, 2016. 

The subsequent construction of the turbines is estimated to occur sometime in the summer or fall of 2017.

Hector Township, an area rife with lush forest and open fields has been the jewel for various turbine companies for the good portion of this decade. According to Walden Green Energy’s Project Planner John Soininen, The project site is a very good wind energy site and was chosen due to the large tracts of land with nearby high voltage transmission and existing timber and gas extraction infrastructure.

Walden Green Energy first approached private landowners John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company , a forestland investment subsidiary, and Hector Township, the DEP and County officials about acquisition of the land and subsequent permit to build in the spring of last year.

Read more in this week’s Potter Leader-Enterprise

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