Representatives from Enterprise Flagler, Enterprise Florida, Flagler County and Palm Coast met with alternative energy company Keuka Wind last week about the possibility of testing Keuka’s unique brand of wind-harnessing technology in Palm Coast.
Keuka Wind, a Palatka-based research and development company, specializes in hydroelectric and turbine energy systems. Palm Coast officials remain hopeful the company will select Palm Coast for its test area, which could potentially bring cleaner energy and ultimately 100 jobs to the area.
A Palm Coast resident and Keuka Wind official, Brad Dailey, would like to see Keuka set anchor in his hometown, as well.
“I’d like to see a site here, because it would mean job creation here,” he said.
Keuka is also considering international sites.
Keuka’s windmills are made to float on water, ideally in the open ocean. The structures that could be brought to Palm Coast, however, would be scale models. They would sit in ponds. One location under discussion is a pond off U.S. 1, which would not be visible in town; another is on Town Center grounds, facing Interstate 95.
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