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Bringing Clean Energy Home to Virginia

Wind energy is the perfect fit for the new Virginia economy.

Charlie Johnson
Development Manage
Apex Clean Energy Development

Every activity at Apex is driven by our core mission: accelerating the shift to clean energy. A big part of that mission is expanding the map for wind energy. That’s why we are so excited that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has approved a permit for the construction and operation of Rocky Forge Wind, a project that’s shaping up to be the first wind farm in the Commonwealth.

A simulation of Rocky Forge Wind from its closest neighbor.

Apex is first and foremost a knowledge company that uses cutting-edge technology to forge a new energy future. This future means jobs, rural investment, innovation, and clean, safe electricity.

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

Wind creates opportunities across skill sets and throughout the state. Rocky Forge’s construction alone will bring more than $100 million in economic investment to southwestern Virginia, will create jobs, and will generate tens of millions of dollars in stable tax revenue.

Clean energy provides 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 although the Rocky Forge development process is far from over, 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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