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Schuylkill County fire companies were dispatched Monday night to a 390-foot-tall windmill that caught fire at the Locust Ridge Wind Farm near Mahanoy City, according to emergency radio reports.
PRAIRIE GROVE -- The 100-foot wind turbine near the western edge of town stands as a guidepost, elaborate bird perch and lonely symbol of a renewable energy industry that just can't seem to take root in Arkansas.
An Oklahoma man spent some time dangling from his safety rope when he slipped while doing maintenance on a wind turbine in Sheridan Township.
Ohio utilities would still have to find more of their power from renewable sources like solar and wind but not as much as required by current law under a bill that could soon see a Senate vote.
In other instances, the region’s growing fleet of wind and solar energy generators might have been able to help. But data gathered by ISO-NE found that snow and clouds during the period limited solar output to a small fraction of its potential. Generation from wind farms, too, was variable in the fast-changing weather conditions. At times, wind farms also were unable to feed power to the grid because of transmission-line congestion.
The Arkwright Summit Wind Farm is currently constructing wind towers in the town of Arkwright and can build up to 36 turbines. On Tuesday, the state ruled in favor of another wind farm company to build up to 48 turbines in the towns of Arkwright, Charlotte and Cherry Creek.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission is requiring wind farms such as this one in Morton County to upgrade to light-mitigating technology, but the Federal Aviation Administration has not yet approved the technology.
A long-term study that began this spring will examine the effect of wind energy development on pronghorn.
MATTESON TOWNSHIP — DTE Energy has been leasing easement rights from property owners in Matteson Township and other Branch County townships.
Waldron Road was crowded with cars on both sides as the Wheatland Township Planning Commission hosted a standing-room only public hearing on Thursday night to discuss the future of the township’s wind ordinance.
A proposal from Ohio Senate GOP leaders to redraw rules determining how far wind turbines can be from adjacent properties is expected to attract billions of dollars in new wind farm investments -- and pit clean energy groups against the wind industry. The new setback rules are part of legislation that would also sharply reduce the decade-old state mandates requiring power companies to supply electricity generated by wind, solar and other renewable technologies. And it would tinker with laws requiring utilities to offer energy efficiency programs to customers.(National Wind Technology Center )
In a rare move, a state judge has recommended that a proposed southern Minnesota wind farm — Freeborn Wind — be denied an operating permit, saying the project has failed to show it can meet state noise standards. Meanwhile, the owner of Bent Tree Wind Farm, which is also in Freeborn County, recently agreed to buy the homes of two families who have long complained about excessive noise.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There soon may be more wind farms in Ohio.
If the certificates are not extended, it’s possible the developer would have to restart the lengthy application process for the project. Attorneys for Everpower Wind Holdings, the developer, argued the projects have been fought in the courts for about eight years.
They require setbacks of four times the tower height and aircraft warning lights that illuminate only when activated by radar. "DTE can still come as long they're able to live by the rules we've set forth.
The Oklahoma Attorney General and the director of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Public Utility Division stated in a regulatory filing late Monday they remain opposed to Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's request to obtain preapproval to recover costs to build the Wind Catcher Connection project.
A ballot campaign to double Michigan’s renewable standard risks re-politicizing the industry and causing project siting issues, some developers worry.
“These little songbirds migrate at night and they can’t see tall structures like this. When you’ve got a 400 foot pole with three massive blades sticking out it would be a gauntlet for these little migrating birds,” said Kim Kaufman of the Observatory.
“(T)he proposed wind energy facility will create an industrial ‘island’ in the midst of thousand of acres of protected land,” Mary Allen of Antrim wrote in testimony submitted to the committee in 2016 deliberations.
The first proposal, to reduce allowable decibel levels from a flat rate of 50 DBA at all times, to 45 during day (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and 42 during the night hours (9 p.m. to 7 a.m.), was approved in a 4-1-1 vote ...Regulations for low frequency noise were also lowered.