DTE tries again for McKinley turbines
Wruble told the planning commission he was concerned because he's heard a landowner say they intentionally asked wind developers to site turbines as close to their neighbor's property as possible. He said he wants to see a map detailing where existing turbines sit and how close they are to a neighbor's home, versus how close they are to the property owner's home.
Another issue Wruble brought up was whether the county will consider limiting how many turbines can be erected in Huron County.
July 17, 2012
by Kate Hessling
in Huron Daily Tribune
BAD AXE - There still could be some wind turbines in Section 13 of McKinley Township, as DTE Energy is making a second attempt at getting a wind energy overlay district in that area.
Last week, the Huron County Planning Commission set an Aug. 1 public hearing to get public input about DTE's application for a wind district in the southern half of Section 13.
Matt Wagner, DTE Energy wind site development manager, said DTE didn't include as much of Section 13 as it requested in a prior application. That previous application failed to garner approval by the Huron County Board of... [continue via Web link]