A solicitation may be issued as early as this month for another developer and turbine vendor for the stalled 25 MW CARES project in Washington state. But first questions regarding land rights at the site, in the Columbia Hills, have to be cleared up, says George Darr, project director at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The project was to have been the first domestic wind farm using the two-bladed AWT-27 turbine from Advanced Wind Turbines (AWT) in nearby Seattle. AWT's participation had been uncertain for some time, however, ever since FloWind Corporation, its majority owner, sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a year ago. CARES is a consortium of municipal utilities in Washington state.
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