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Public Service Commission to hear Fourmile wind farm proposal

The Maryland Public Service Commission is scheduled to hear a proposal to build a wind power project near Frostburg.

The PSC is scheduled to hear the case Wednesday in Baltimore. Fourmile Wind Energy LLC is seeking to build the project on Fourmile Ridge and the western slope of Big Savage Mountain. The company has said it hopes to begin operating by year end. However, three-quarters of the site is in areas designated by the state as sensitive because of rare, threatened and endangered species.

The project calls for up to 24 wind turbines.

Fourmile is a subsidiary of Annapolis-based Synergics, which built the Backbone Mountain wind power farm.