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Monday, November 20, 2006

Newton company to produce wind power in Utah


A Newton company will generate electricity at a $400 million wind farm in southwestern Utah.

"The Milford Valley creates a funnel effect that produces a great wind resource," said Krista Kisch, business development director at UPC Wind Management LLC.

The first phase of the 16,000-acre project will require 80 towers that will generate 320 megawatts of power, enough to supply about 60,000 homes.

Beaver County's planning commission voted unanimously last week to grant a permit to UPC Wind. The first phase could employ up to 100 people.

The company also has plans to generate an additional 80 megawatts on land that includes a sliver of Millard County, about 200 miles south of Salt Lake City.

-- AP

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