The Department of Environmental Quality has received a Notice of Intent from Rocky Forge Wind, LLC (Rocky Forge), an affiliate of Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC. Rocky Forge intends to submit the necessary document for a Permit By Rule (PBR) for a small renewable energy project (wind) in Botetourt County, Virginia, pursuant to the Smal Renewable Energy Projects (Wind) Permit By Rule regulation - 9VAC15-40.
Rocky Forge is studying the feasiliby of constructing and operating the Rocky Forge Wind Project (Project), which would be located on a remote tract of private property in northern Botetourt County. The Project site is ideal for a wind project due to the strong wind resource and existing onsite transmission line. The Project is likely to consist of 15 to 25 modern wind turbines, depending upon the turbine model selected, with a total project capacity not to exceed 80 MW. Rocky Forge is committed to responsibly developing the Project and complying with local, state and federal permit standards to ensure the Project is a long-term benefit both Botetourt County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.