Bill Behling, Chief Executive Officer of Norvento USA, LLC, announced today that the company has filed for a conditional use permit with the Ford County, Kansas, Zoning Board for the Bloom Wind Power Project south of Dodge City.
“We’re very excited about the project,” Behling commented, “as Ford County sustains Class 5 winds year round and is the windiest County in the State of Kansas. It is anticipated that the project will produce 180 megawatts, or enough power to supply renewable energy to approximately 70,000 homes once in operation.”
The project site is comprised of approximately 11,500 acres and is located in a flat, agricultural area approximately 20 miles south of Dodge City in Ford and Clark Counties and involves contracts with 32 landowners.
It is anticipated that the project will connect to the Kansas V-Plan Transmission line being constructed by ITC Great Plains. That line is designed to connect western Kansas to eastern Kansas and will improve reliability while enabling additional wind power projects to access the transmission grid.
Norvento is hosting an open house for the public on Monday, July 22, 2013, from 3:30–6:30 p.m. at the Magouirk Conference Center (4100 W. Comanche, Dodge City) in order to provide further information, answer questions and ensure that the community is welcoming of the investment. Behlingadded, “We hope that anyone and everyone interested in the project will take time to drop by the open house so we can meet and discuss our plans.”
The Bloom Wind Power Project is being developed by Norvento USA, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norvento Enerxia of Spain. Norvento is an internationally experienced developer active in six countries including the United States. With a 25-year track record in the renewable energy industry, Norvento is comprised of highly specialized professionals in energy, engineering and technology. The company has its headquarters in Lugo (Spain) and offices in Madrid (Spain), Warsaw (Poland), Boston, Massachusetts (USA), Pampa, Texas (USA) and Natal (Brazil). It currently employs nea rly 200 people.
For more information about the project, please visit www.bloomwindpowerproject.com on the Internet.
Who: Norvento USA executives; William Behling, CEO; Blake Frye, Regional Development Manager; Nicolas Louzan, Project Manager
What: Informational open house on the Bloom Wind Power Project. Open to the public
Where: Magouirk Conference Center, 4100 W. Comanche St, Dodge City, KS
When: Monday, July 22, 2013; 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.