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Delay hasn't halted plans for turbines

A New York company is still interested in putting wind turbines off the New Jersey coast, but a de facto moratorium on turbines in federal waters is in place while federal rules are developed.

Winergy Power LLC of Hauppauge, N.Y., remains interested in four sites the company has identified off New Jersey, including one in federal waters 3.5 miles off southern Monmouth County, according to Dennis Quaranta, president.

"Farther offshore, we'd be probably looking at another four sites, but they're much farther offshore — I'd say about 15 miles out," Quaranta said.

"There's over 20 wind farms that are offshore operating off Europe, and it's about time that we should catch up with the rest of the world," he said.

Vivian Carr, a retired Long Branch resident, said she has "more questions than answers right now" about an offshore wind turbine test project recommended by a state panel this month.

Todd B. Bates: (732) 643-4237

Winergy Power LLC of Hauppauge, N.Y., remains interested in four sites the company has identified off New Jersey, including one in federal waters 3.5 miles off southern Monmouth County, according to Dennis Quaranta, president.
 
"Farther offshore, we'd be probably looking at another four sites, but they're much farther offshore — I'd say about 15 miles out," Quaranta said.
 
"There's over 20 wind farms that are offshore operating off Europe, and it's about time that we should catch up with the rest of the world," he said.
 
Vivian Carr, a retired Long Branch resident, said she has "more questions than answers right now" about an offshore wind turbine test project recommended by a state panel this month.
 
Todd B. Bates: (732) 643-4237


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MAY 21 2006
http://www.windaction.org/posts/2722-delay-hasn-t-halted-plans-for-turbines
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