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Lotus Wind Project

The Morgan County Commissioners and Apex Clean Energy are once again in talks over a wind farm, but not one that’s going to be in Morgan County.

Apex is currently in the process of getting permits for a smaller scale wind farm in northern Macoupin County known as the Lotus Wind Project. The wind farm’s citing permit was approved by the Macoupin County Board back in June. Apex has selected 52 sites in the Modesto, Palmyra, and Scottville area to place turbines, with 45 turbines expected to be built across more than 16,000 acres.

According to Apex, the project will contribute $57 million in prop...


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