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Regulations in Cass County fall short of ones an advocate of wind turbine zoning says are necessary for health, safety and welfare.
The Feb. 9 FERC order addresses Harvest Wind Energy LLC's petition for a waiver of PJM Interconnection LLC's Open Access Transmission Tariff. ...The waiver would have allowed Harvest Wind Energy to change its point of interconnection without requiring additional evaluation under the tariff.
We agree with PJM that changing the point of interconnection at this late stage would introduce uncertainty that could well impact other lower-queued interconnection customers and that such restudy of the point of interconnection would require reassessment.
The Commissioners issued a moratorium on the issue last year and said they would not do anything unless warranted to do so. Woods said two House bills on the matter did not make it out of committee last week.
Setbacks, disclosure rules, voter approval part of failed state laws The breeze has been taken out of the sails of two Indiana General Assembly bills aiming to regulate wind energy.
An Ohio man fighting a wind project in his home county shared his experiences and advice Thursday night with residents of Cass County, where a similar project is proposed.
Nearby residents argue the turbines are a health hazard and will drive down property values. Opponents formed a group called No Wind Farm Montgomery County to speak out against the projects.
Rodgers said that because of the Freedom of Information Act, “the people now are learning what it is you’re doing behind closed doors, what it is you’re doing with wind energy companies and what kind of horrible advice your trusted advisors are giving you.”
But some Miami County residents are pushing back against the proposal, saying the project would mar the landscape and impede landowners near the turbines from building on their property. A group of around 10 people spoke out Monday during a regular meeting of the Miami County Board of Commissioners.
The Henry County Commissioners continued the process of reviewing the county’s Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) ordinance during a specially-called meeting Thursday night at the W.G. Smith Building in Memorial Park. It was the third such meeting held in recent weeks.
The Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals found itself again this week saying no to the developer of a projected wind farm project in the area.
A wind farm project an energy firm is considering could mean as many as 150 wind turbines coming to northern Cass County.
People in Fulton County are divided about are divided about possible wind farms coming to town. Thursday night county commissioners held a public meeting to learn about the details of the plans. RES, a renewable energy company, is the company being considered to bring the turbines to town. They're working on projects in Miami and Cass Counties as well.
Over 330 packed the Fulton Community Center Thursday night to hear from supporters and opponents of a proposed wind farm project along with government officials and those hired to assist with the endeavor.
It’s been just over a year since Fayette County commissioners, on Oct. 18, 2016, voted uanimously to extend the economic development agreement an additional two years for a proposed wind farm project involving the county.
Concerns are growing about potential ethics violations by wind companies and some county officials who approve their projects. Thursday, a bill designed to address those issues is gaining support from state representative Heath VanNatter, the House’s vice chair for the Utilities and Energy Committee.
Russ Phillips, a former Caston school principal who lives in the proposed wind farm area, came to their meeting with a set of questions. He received answers to some, but not all, of them. There are some things, commissioners said, they just don’t know yet about the proposed wind farm.
“We have found that having planning and zoning is the best way to stop wind farms,” Hoffman said after the meeting. “Many counties use (planning and zoning) to stop wind farms.” The petition contained signatures from approximately 35 northern Montgomery County residents. Commissioners accepted the petition without comment.
UPLAND -- Taylor University’s iconic turbines no longer tower over the flat landscape of Upland.The university encountered a series of problems with the turbines and it would cost more than $50,000 to repair them, according to Director of Media Relations Jim Garringer.