A developer has increased the number of turbines in a proposed wind farm near Ellensburg.
The company behind the Desert Claim Wind Farm, enXco, is submitting an application Friday to the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council for a 95-turbine farm.
The plan had been scaled back to 82 turbines after Kittitas County commissioners rejected a proposal in 2005 for 120 turbines.
The Ellensburg Daily Record reports the $330 million project would be located on eight square miles about eight miles north of Ellensburg. It could generate enough power for 57,000 homes.
If the state approves, construction could start early in 2010.
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