By the end of this year, EverPower hopes to begin construction on its 105-turbine Scioto Ridge wind farm in Hardin and Logan Counties, The Lima News reports. While the land for each turbine is being surveyed, the company “continues to negotiate with Logan County commissioners to reach an agreement on taxes,” according to the article. Jason Dagger, manager of the $350 million project, said, “[w]e have to sell our power on the open market so we need a fair taxation structure.” Dagger said he understands the concerns of some community members who opposed the project, which is why EverPower was willing to negotiate with those community members and “ultimately cut the number of turbines” near Indian Lake (see our January 28, 2016 blog post). Dagger also pointed out the benefits to the community from the wind farm, including $1.8 million in annual tax revenues, almost half of which will go to local school systems. The project will also bring construction jobs and 12 full-time positions once the turbines are operating. Once construction begins, “Dagger estimates the windmills will be operational and feeding the power grid within a year.” For more, read the full article.