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NEMO wind farm public hearing to take place in Queen City

In May, Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the High Prairie Wind Farm, which would be the largest wind farm in the state. (KTVO File)

Sharing thoughts and concerns on a massive wind farm proposed for northeast Missouri - that is the idea behind an upcoming public hearing.

In May, Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the High Prairie Wind Farm, which would be the largest wind farm in the state.

Plans call for almost 175 wind turbines on land in Adair and Schuyler counties.

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

Terra-Gen will develop, finance and construct the project, and subject to regulatory approvals, Ameren Missouri will purchase Terra-Gen's ownership interest after construction is complete.

Ameren Missouri recently filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to construct, own and operate the wind facility.

One of the steps in the application process is to hold a public hearing.

That hearing will take place on Tuesday, August 21, in the Schuyler County R-1 Elementary School Multipurpose Room in Queen City.

A public information and question and answer session will begin at 6:00 p.m.

After that, the PSC will receive testimony from the public.

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