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Cohocton wind farm controversy continues

The Cohocton Wind Farm Controversy continues -- this time, over print reports the turbines were not producing power. ...Local print reports quoted an official from the New York Independent Service Operator saying even though the turbines are spinning, the energy wasn't actually going into the power grid.

COHOCTON -- The Cohocton Wind Farm Controversy continues -- this time, over print reports the turbines were not producing power.

Doug Schwingel of Cohocton has four, 275-foot high industrial windmills on his property. After years in the works, the turbines finally went online January 27...or so Schwingel thought.

Local print reports quoted an official from the New York Independent Service Operator saying even though the turbines are spinning, the energy wasn't actually going into the power grid.

Today, the NYISO told WENY-TV News the information was incorrect, and the Cohocton Wind Farm is connected to the grid.

"We're glad it finally got going. The town is going to be making some money. And the landowners that have the windmills will make money, and hopefully it'll be a worthwhile project," said Schwingel.

Schwingel is happy with the project so far, but Hal Graham isn't. Graham says the noise from the turbines around his property are louder than he thought they'd be when he inked the contract with developer First Wind.

"I don't oppose wind mills. I do oppose these industrial wind mills they put in this residential area or a countryside like they've done," said Graham.

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COHOCTON -- The Cohocton Wind Farm Controversy continues -- this time, over print reports the turbines were not producing power.

Doug Schwingel of Cohocton has four, 275-foot high industrial windmills on his property. After years in the works, the turbines finally went online January 27...or so Schwingel thought.

Local print reports quoted an official from the New York Independent Service Operator saying even though the turbines are spinning, the energy wasn't actually going into the power grid.

Today, the NYISO told WENY-TV News the information was incorrect, and the Cohocton Wind Farm is connected to the grid.

"We're glad it finally got going. The town is going to be making some money. And the landowners that have the windmills will make money, and hopefully it'll be a worthwhile project," said Schwingel.

Schwingel is happy with the project so far, but Hal Graham isn't. Graham says the noise from the turbines around his property are louder than he thought they'd be when he inked the contract with developer First Wind.

"I don't oppose wind mills. I do oppose these industrial wind mills they put in this residential area or a countryside like they've done," said Graham.

The NYISO says the wrong information in published reports was actually about a different wind project, not the one in Cohocton.

 


Source: http://www.weny.com/News-Lo...

FEB 24 2009
http://www.windaction.org/posts/19244-cohocton-wind-farm-controversy-continues
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