Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based renewable energy developer and portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, has completed all local permitting approvals for the 130 MW Bitter Ridge Wind Farm in Jay County, Ind.
The Jay County Council recently granted a 10-year tax abatement for the proposed $150 million wind farm. The project proposes to install up to 59 wind turbines across approximately 12,000 acres in Jay County. With a target operations date of early 2020, the wind farm is now expected to proceed toward final design, procurement and construction.
Scout says it received unanimous approval for the development plan for Bitter Ridge in June and recently completed road and drainage use, decommissioning, and economic development agreements with Jay County commissioners. Bitter Ridge construction will be managed by Harvest Energy Services, a Scout affiliate.
“We are very pleased to have received the final approval necessary for the Bitter Ridge Wind Farm to move forward,” states Michael Rucker, CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy. “This is Scout’s first wind power project in Indiana, and this milestone follows closely on the heels of our successful completion in September of the 200 MW Persimmon Creek wind farm in Oklahoma. The approval of the tax abatement means Scout now has all necessary local permits to take power to market and begin planning for construction in 2019.”