The construction of Herkimer County's Hardscrabble Wind Farm Project in Fairfield and Norway, NY began last month. The project, which is estimated to be completed next year includes 37 wind turbines, 14 miles of access roads, 20 miles of buried electric lines, 2 meteorological towers and an operations/maintenance facility. Each turbine will stand at 450 feet and will generate an estimated 2 megawatts of electricity for a combined farm total of 74 megawatts. Atlantic Wind, a subsidiary of the spanish company Iberdrola is behind the project.
Construction materials/turbine components are not the only things flowing into the rural communities of Fairfield and Norway as the communities have experienced an influx of tourism since construction commenced.
For more information regarding the Hardscrabble Wind Farm visit http://www.herkimertelegram.com/news/x613850357/Hardscrabble-wind-farm-project-underway.