FLAT ROCK WIND
The Flat Rock Wind farm could offer an opportunity to address Indiana’s growing electricity demand and replace the energy lost by fossil fuel plant closings in the Midwest with clean domestic energy. The project will diversify Henry and Rush Counties’ economies and support the rural farm community.
The proposed Flat Rock Wind project is located more than five miles south of the town of New Castle. The project is expected to include about 75 to 90 modern wind turbines, which will be interspersed across active farmland south of Interstate 70.
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR HENRY AND RUSH COUNTIES
Flat Rock Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for schools, government, and landowners. In the long term, the project promises to bring sustained tax revenue to the counties for the local government and schools, as well as 25 years of local purchasing, employment, and investment.
Farmers who host turbines on their property and other participating landowners will receive annual community lease payments. These payments will continue over the projected 25-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the economies of Henry and Rush County to support local merchants, contractors, and equipment suppliers.