Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Toquerville annexation could open way for wind farm

Toquerville may be paving the way for a wind energy farm in Washington County. The city received a petition to annex more than 3,100 acres between the city’s northern boundaries and the Pinto exit on Interstate 15 earlier this month, and a wind power-generating company is reportedly interested in building turbines along the highway corridor if the land is annexed. Southwest Wind Energy, LLC, is seeking to establish a wind farm on the west side of Interstate 15 north of Toquerville’s exit 27 interchange, which is in the Black Ridge corridor. The Spectrum