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Company Eyeing Wind Farm in NWA

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A company has leased its first parcels in northwest Arkansas for a proposed wind farm, where wind-powered turbines would generate electricity.

The project could take years to develop, if it gets off the ground at all.

TradeWind Energy of Lenexa, Kansas. has secured lease agreements for 2,000 acres west of Bentonville. Project development manager Aaron Weigel says the plan is to erect 100 turbines over 15,000 acres along both sides of the Arkansas-Oklahoma border. The company plans to lease a total of 26,000 acres, if it goes forward with the project.

The company on Wednesday is to go before the Benton County Planning Board to seek approval for a tower it wants to erect in Sulphur Springs to collect meteorological data. That data will be used to make decisions on how to proceed with the wind farm.

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