The company hoping to update the Elk Wind Project near Greeley has submitted their permit application to Delaware County.
Greenbacker Capital is proposing to repower the wind project, replacing the blades with larger ones to generate more electricity.
Elk Wind was built about a decade ago – it consists of seventeen wind turbines on farmland about one to three miles west and northwest of Greeley.
Greenbacker Capital would like to replace the top of the existing wind turbines, as well as the electrical components in the towers – increasing the height of the turbine by 45 feet and the rotor diameter by 90 feet. The tower itself would stay intact, as well as the base and existing infrastructure.
The company submitted their repowering permit application to the County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The Board will need to read through the application and review it before taking a vote.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH