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This document details the land lease agreement between host landowners in Tipton County Indiana and juwi Wind LLC, the German company proposing to erect up to 94 industrial scale wind turbines for a total installed capacity of 150 megawatts. The full lease agreement can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
The Tipton city Plan Commission is recommending the city council impose a moratorium on any wind farm development around the city until the end of 2014. The Plan Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to recommend a moratorium be put in place until Dec. 31, 2014 so that the city's wind farm ordinance can be reviewed and possibly amended.
The Plan Commission is expected to consider a recommendation to place a moratorium on any wind farms within the two-mile zoning jurisdiction around the city limits at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tipton County Courthouse.
Now we get to live with the green-energy monsters. They told us that they weren't noisy, but they are. They whine, they screech, they hum, and most of the time it sounds like the sky is full of jet aircraft. On different occasions they have awakened me in the middle of the night. They will nauseate you, they will disorient you.
EDF Renewable Energy, a third-party operator that maintains wind farms and has recently been working to develop its own, is terminating its lease agreements on nearly 10,381 acres in southeast Tippecanoe County after seven years of communication with property owners.
Moore said the recommendation will consider setbacks to neighboring properties for the placement of turbines, noise levels and permitted uses. In Howard County, wind farms are allowed in most areas with the only requirement being approval of location improvement permits for each turbine. "Everything is on the table," Moore said. "We are taking into consideration the comments from opponents, leaseholders and working with E.ON."
Last month, the Clinton County board of commissioners approved a non-binding motion to keep the county wind farm free. "I actually wanted to put it to bed before they came," President Skip Evans said.
A state consumer rights organization is claiming that wind farm opponents in Howard and Tipton counties are spreading misinformation about wind energy. Development of wind farms in the two counties have been a topic of heated conversation between opponents and proponents of wind farms.
Though wind farms were not meant to be the focus of the discussion on Tipton County's new comprehensive plan, during the public hearing Thursday, 18 of the 21 people who commented discussed wind farm development. By an 8-to-1 vote, the Tipton County Plan Commission recommended the adoption of the new comprehensive plan.
In March, the Tipton County BZA approved a conditional use permit for the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm with conditions that included a 1,500-foot setback from the property line of non-participating property owners and a property value guarantee. Juwi Wind on May 23 sought to modify the setback requirement and submitted a property value guarantee plan to the BZA.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives stand with the majority of Indiana’s congressional delegation in support of reasonable and responsible environmental regulation. Unfortunately, the President’s proposal is neither reasonable nor responsible.
The Area Plan Commission drew up an ordinance in March 2012, stating all their requirements, including a set-back distance of 1,000 ft. from a home. However, that ordinance was amended in Nov. making the set-back 1,800 ft. from a property line. That amendment took effect May 2013.
An agreement announced Monday between Indiana Michigan Power and EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) will result in the construction of a wind farm in Randolph County. I&M will add 200 megawatts (MW) of wind power to its generation portfolio.
Randolph County is in the running, but not Delaware County, for a wind farm or wind farms that would sell electricity to Indiana Michigan Power. I&M is expected to announce a decision as early as next week.
Residents blamed the Wildcat Wind Farm for creating noise, light flicker and cellphone and television reception issues in a stack of complaints delivered to the Tipton County Plan Commission.
Wind farm opponents are applauding action taken Thursday by Tom Green, chairman of the city-county plan commission. On behalf of the commission's wind farm committee, Green urged county officials to study the impact of existing Indiana wind farms for at least two years before deciding how to regulate them in Delaware County.
E.ON Climate &Renewables this week canceled an appearance before the council, from which it was scheduled to ask for property tax abatement for a wind farm. The reason? "In my opinion, they pulled the request off the table ...in my opinion, trust me, the council will most likely turn it down, most likely unanimously."
The attorney for opponents of the proposed Prairie Breeze Wind Farm believe juwi Wind missed the deadline to modify setback requirements for the project. The Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals on March 21 approved a conditional use permit for the proposed wind farm in Liberty and Jefferson townships ...The company submitted modifications to the BZA conditions May 23.
In the filing, juwi Wind is asking for a modification to the setback requirement to be no more than 1,400 feet from the residence of a non-participating property and 1,250 from the residence of a participating property owner. Juwi Wind further proposed a setback of 750 feet from a non-participating property line.
An opponent of the proposed Wildcat Wind Farm, slated for construction in eastern Howard County, said local officials are taking an uninformed risk in agreements reached with E.ON Climate & Renewables. Joe Russeau told the Howard County Commissioners Monday he questioned how the proposal was evaluated and how the public was notified of several meetings starting in 2009.