Windfarm agrees to pay $50K for new Fisher Co. Show Barn

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A clerical error when reading the payment schedule for Mesquite Star LLC’s tax abatement agreement with Fisher County, resulted in a request for an agreement amendment and the county receiving a $50,000 payment to honor the request. The commissioners agreed to postpone the company’s first annual payment until the end of the year, and the $50,000 will be made payable to the Fisher County Junior Livestock Association to assist with constructing a new show barn.

The county first held a public hearing in September 2018 when Mesquite Star Special LLC submitted its tax abatement application. Mesquite Star is a company established through the combined efforts of Hill Country Wind Power out of Plano, and — at the time — NRG Energy Inc.

The company planned a renewable wind energy project, expected to span approximately 27,000 acres of privately owned ranch and farmland in Fisher and Nolan counties. When completed, the project was expected to have 41 wind turbines capable of generating 140 MW and connect with the 138k-V Loan Star Transmission line intersecting the southwest portion of the project area.

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