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Icy reception for wind park - Proposed offshore windmill bank would be ugly and won't reduce bills much, say South Shore residents

Critics argued the combined 140 megawatts the turbines would produce at peak capacity represented a fraction of the Island's current 6,100 megawatt availability, at a price equivalent to or higher than oil or gas-based power. They voiced concerns over turbine noise, obstructed views and impacted property values, and noted that low wind velocities during the summer season could mean the wind farm is least productive when needed most.
19 Jan 2006

Environmentalists praise new Upstate wind farm

Representatives from several environmental advocacy groups are celebrating the fact that Maple Ridge wind farm in Lewis County recently went on line. But a vocal group of citizens opposed to the use of wind turbines say the state should focus on other energy sources.
16 Jan 2006

Grid Impacts of Wind Power Variability: Recent Assessments from a Variety of Utilities in the United States

Ewec06gridpaper_thumb In this report we discuss some recent studies that have occurred in the United States since our previous work [2, 3]. The key objectives of these studies were to quantify the physical impacts and costs of wind generation on grid operations and the associated costs. Examples of these costs are (a) committing unneeded generation, (b) allocating more load-following capability to account for wind variability, and (c) allocating more regulation capacity. These are referred to as “ancillary service” costs, and are based on the physical system and operating characteristics and procedures. This topic is covered in more detail by Zavadil et al. [4].
1 Jan 2006

Wind farm plan wins Greenpeace backing - Other environmental groups critical of project for Gore Mountain

Other environmentalists are opposed to the wind farm because they feel 400-foot turbines along the ridge line between Gore and Pete Gay mountains will shatter the view. Both the Adirondack Council and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks are against the project. "It wouldn't be a big producer of electricity, but would have an enormous impact on the environment and scenic beauty of the park," Adirondack Council's John Sheehan said.
21 Dec 2005

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