Taxes Stalling Plans To Build Wind Farm In Hardin, Logan Counties
EverPower officials continue to negotiate with Logan County Commissioners over the construction of a wind farm that would stretch from Hardin to Logan counties. The two sides are trying to reach an agreement on taxes while land is surveyed. Jason Dagger, manager of the 350 million dollar Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project, says the project is expected to generate 1.8 million dollars in annual tax revenue, with nearly half going to school systems. Hardin County already has in place a taxation rate of 9 thousand dollars per megawatt. Electricity generated from the wind farm will be sold on the open market and is expected to power more than 50 thousand homes a year.