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Ribbon-cutting officially completes Black Rock

May 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Clearway Energy Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to mark the commencement of commercial operations for newly constructed Black Rock, a 115 megawatt wind farm that spans Grant and Mineral counties. Black Rock is contracted under long-term power purchase agreements with customers Toyota Motor North America and AEP Energy Partners.

Black Rock is home to 23 state-of-the-art wind turbines that will generate enough electricity to power 55,000 homes every year. Black Rock created more than 200 union jobs during construction and nearly a dozen jobs in ongoing operations. Clearway is one of the largest taxpayers in Grant and Mineral counties, contributing $12 million in property taxes and $9 million in business and occupancy taxes during the life of the project.