Introducing Pinewood Wind
Pinewood Wind would be sited in Pulaski County, primarily on land owned by the Blue Ridge Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Currently in the research phase, Pinewood Wind provides the opportunity to address Virginia’s growing electricity demand with safe, clean renewable energy while diversifying the regional economy and helping the Blue Ridge Mountains Council’s scouting tradition continue for generations to come.
Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is actively developing Pinewood Wind, which is expected to generate enough energy to power up to 40,000 homes annually.
Located in rural southwest Virginia adjacent to existing transmission lines on private land, the area under consideration is suitable for a wind energy project based on local wind data and these attributes:
- Verified wind resource
- Existing high-voltage power lines
- Expansive private land
- Proximity to state highways
Apex is working to engage state and local stakeholders to ensure your questions are answered. This website includes information about wind energy, Pinewood Wind, and important upcoming events. Please use this site to send us feedback, ask questions, and stay up to date on project news and developments as the project moves forward.
AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR Southwest Virginia
Pinewood Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for local schools, government services, and property owners. The total direct financial impact to the region is likely to be in the millions of dollars over about 30 years, with additional indirect economic benefits greatly exceeding that number.
Revenue from this project would inject millions of dollars into southwest Virginia's economy to support local merchants, contractors, and equipment suppliers. The power from Pinewood Wind will be delivered into the Virginia electrical grid, helping to diversify Virginia's energy portfolio.