Wind council adds variables to turbine debate
Wind farms that generate more than 100 megawatts are subject to PSC approval, but until the new law passed, local governments had control over turbine placement standards for any projects generating up to 99 megawatts of electricity. ...The council's discussion Wednesday was the first of what could be many debates in determining an appropriate setback distance, Ebert said.
June 2, 2010
by Paul Snyder
in The Daily Reporter
A Wisconsin lawmaker has some advice for the council charged with developing rules for small wind farms: Keep things simple.
Members of the state's Wind Siting Council on Wednesday said noise and shadow flicker limits need to be considered to help determine how far wind turbines should be placed from residences. But State Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay, chairman of the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities, said trying to determine turbine setback distances by incorporating decibel standards for noise and hour limits for shadow flicker presents too many variables for statewide rules.
"The more variables you throw in," he... [continue via Web link]