Company moving ahead on C. Indiana wind farm

May 29, 2012

The Associated Press

A company planning to build a wind farm spread across four central Indiana counties is asking officials in one of those counties for property tax breaks on a future phase of the project.

Chicago-based E-on Climate & Renewables says it expects work to begin in July on some 125 turbines in Madison and Tipton counties for the first phase of the Wildcat Wind Farm. Nearly 200 more electricity-generating turbines are planned in Howard and Grant counties in later phases

The Kokomo Tribune reports the company has asked Howard County officials for a 10-year tax abatement.

E-on project manager Andy Melka says the tax abatement is necessary for the project to move forward. He says the company expects to spend at least $250 million in Howard County.