Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Solar/wind project gets conditional use permit

San Juan County has given its blessing to a combination wind and solar power project proposed in the TARB area northeast of Monticello. The REDCO (Rural Energy Delivery Companies Alliance) project could result in the construction of a 50-megawatt wind power plant. A recent study by Utah State University indicated that the project could result in a $1.3 million increase in property taxes, including $800,000 a year for local schools. The study added that the construction phase would result in the creation of more than 50 jobs. Ongoing operations would generate approximately $150,000 per year in land lease payments. San Juan Record