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Pinnacle Wind Farm Repowering, West Virginia's First, Adds Nearly 16% More Generation & Boosts Local Economy


Clearway Energy Group LLC announced today the completion of all repowering at its Pinnacle Wind Farm in Mineral County, West Virginia.  The repowering of 23 new turbines at the site produces nearly 16% more energy and created approximately 50 full-time construction jobs in 2021 under Project Labor Agreements with West Virginia construction trade unions, underscoring Clearway’s commitment to optimize local hiring and spending.  The repowering will increase Clearway’s tax payments to Mineral County by up to $200,000 in the first year of operations. Clearway is already one of the largest taxpayers in the county, currently generating $500,000 in property taxes each year. Pinnacle will also contribute $3.7 million in West Virginia business & occupancy taxes over its newly extended operating life. “This significant investment in West Virginia’s energy economy would not be possible without the continued strong and innovative commitment from our customers, including the Maryland Department of General Services,” said Valerie Wooley, Vice President of Origination at Clearway. 
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