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K-REDI board briefed on NEMO wind farm project, talk upcoming open house

In May, Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the state's largest wind farm in Adair and Schuyler counties. (MGN)

One local economic development group spent the evening learning more about a new wind farm project coming to northeast Missouri.

Kirksville Regional Economic Development Incorporated (K-REDI) members met with Terra-Gen's Bob Bergstrom on Tuesday.

In May, Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the state's largest wind farm in Adair and Schuyler counties.

The name of the project: High Prairie Wind Farm.

Plans call for 175 wind turbines that stand 450 feet tall.

This wind farm is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and fewer than 100 permanent jobs.

Construction on the High Prairie project is slated to start in the summer of 2019, with commercial operation expected in mid-to-late 2020.

Bergstrom announced at Tuesday's meeting that Terra-Gen will become a K-REDI member.

Those involved in that group say they are looking forward to the economic benefits this project will bring to the area.

In a couple of weeks, you'll have a chance to learn more about this project.

An informational open house is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26.

It will take place in the multipurpose room on the Schuyler County school campus in Queen City from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Terra-Gen and K-REDI encourage local residents to attend.

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