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October 10, 2012

Developer energizes turbines at wind farm

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Larry Conway will have two turbines located on his property.

“It’ll help improve the economy and help with the taxation that we’re facing right now. We’re getting about a 20 to 30 percent tax increase on our land and this will certainly help toward that. Plus, the environmental attributes that it will contribute to northern Indiana.”

Conway also said the rent that will be paid by E.ON to the landowners will be a big help for the farmers who had a bad year.

“It’ll help to supplement the income,” he said. “This last year was too wet, this year’s too dry, so it’s hard to come out ahead. First time it’s come out this way, and I’ve been here all my life.”

E.ON presented financial donations to the city of Elwood, the Encore Lifestyle and Enrichment Center in Tipton, and the town of Windfall. The company’s employees participated in various community service projects that afternoon.

• Megan Graham is the Kokomo Tribune business reporter. She can be reached by phone at 765-454-8570 or by email at megan. graham@kokomotribune.com.

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