Friday, March 6, 2015

Toquerville OKs wind farm annexation

Toquerville City Council members have approved a proposed annexation of land north of Toquerville’s Anderson Junction that will open the way for a set of wind turbines that will supplement the city’s energy grid. The council’s unanimous vote pulls about 3,157.96 acres into the city limits, subject to the town surveyor’s final review of the Wind Song Annexation plat to ensure the boundaries.

The new wind turbine area is located on the west side of Interstate 15 near Pinto, capitalizing on weather patterns in the Black Ridge corridor, said Hurricane resident Jerry Eves, the developer with Southwest Wind Energy, LLC. The Spectrum