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Bringing Clean Energy Home to Virginia

Wind is the perfect fit for the Commonwealth’s new energy economy.

Apex Clean Energy Development

Everything we do at Apex is driven by our core mission: accelerating the shift to clean energy.

In 2018, the General Assembly greatly advanced that mission by declaring more than 5,000 megawatts of new wind and solar energy to be in the public interest. This milestone recognizes not only the environmental attributes of renewables, but also the rural economic development benefits and the resiliency they can add to our electric grid.

A simulation of Rocky Forge Wind from its closest neighbor.

This reality—no longer just a hope for the future—means jobs, rural investment, innovation, and clean, safe, affordable electricity.

Apex’s Rocky Forge Wind, which is on track to be the first onshore wind farm constructed in the Commonwealth, will bring all of those attributes to southwestern Virginia.

As a Virginia-founded-and-based company, few things make us happier than the clean energy successes of our home state.

Rocky Forge’s construction alone will bring more than $100 million in economic investment, will create jobs, and will generate tens of millions of dollars in stable tax revenue—dollars that can be reinvested into the community to improve schools, roads, and other infrastructure needs.

Clean energy creates clear benefits—to Virginia’s rural economies and to its urban centers—and the industry’s growth is driven by the Commonwealth’s dynamic business environment and strong network of research universities and community colleges. As a Virginia-founded-and-based company, few things make us happier than the clean energy successes of our home state. Apex is proud to play a role in transforming the Virginia economy, and with Rocky Forge Wind fully permitted, we’re excited for what the future holds.

Charlie Johnson
Development Manager
Charlie helps move projects through the various stages of development, from land acquisition through all levels of permitting. Charlie has been a member of the Apex team since 2013, having previously worked in the industry on the West Coast. He holds a BS in integrated science and technology with an energy concentration from James Madison University.
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