Antrim select board members voted to adopt changes to amendments made to the 2012 Town Agreement with Antrim Wind Energy during a public hearing on Monday night.
PARISHVILLE — The firm hoping to build a wind tower farm in St. Lawrence County has pulled out of Parishville and will now only seek to build turbines in Hopkinton.
Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust told the state Public Service Commission that a major industrial wind energy facility proposed for the center of the Tug Hill region will harm the region’s forests, wildlife, water quality in the Salmon River, hunting and fishing opportunities, economy and the future of Fort Drum.
The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his truck to spy on him.
“Newport residents, as well as residents of other Communities, have received new electric and gas bills that are giving them anxiety and sticker shock due to huge increases; And... the new distribution charges are increasing bills by huge percentages and are compromising residents’ ability to pay necessary life expenses for rent, food, medical needs; And... the RI PUC’s decision to put the significant increase in renewable power costs from off-shore wind and net-metering into the Distribution charge and not the Power Charge so that consumers cannot opt to purchase equivalent power from outside Rhode Island as provided by law...”
The turbine that collapsed was a GE 1.5MW xle, placed in service in 2011 by US-based Invenergy as part of the 52-turbine (78 MW) Raleigh wind facility in Chatham-Kent in southwest Ontario. The project was soled to Terraform in 2015. No information has been released as to the cause of the failure.
The toppled turbine was discovered by a hunter scouting for coyotes early this morning in Harwich Township, according to The Blenheim News Tribune. The huge turbine blades and motor assembly crashed to the ground and the support structure appear to be folded in half.
Maine Aqua Ventus has identified 11 other possible routes, and the top two options are being evaluated, Ward said. However, details of those top routes are not yet ready to be disclosed, he said. “We continue to work with fishermen, communities and regulators to find an optimum cable route,” Ward said.
Curtailing wind energy has resulted in savings of $769,000 in 2015, $1.3 million in 2016 and $930,000 through November of last year for MECO. But this unexpected change in production cost is putting MECO in a bind. Should the utility accept more wind energy but at a higher cost, or use fossil generation, which is cheaper but has a negative environmental impact?
An appeal to overturn a decision by Tipperary Co. Council blocking development of a windfarm in Hollyford, west Co. Tipperary, has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.
Expansion of wind-generated electricity continues to run into opposition in rural Iowa.
Military leaders will now have more say where wind producers can build turbines under federal legislation designed to protect the air space where pilots conduct training exercises.
“There are contracts in place with the utilities under various previous programs that, as you say, we are paying more than perhaps you could buy the energy for elsewhere,” he said.
A new substation will be built covering a maximum of 25 acres with another 25 acres needed for the construction area. The building for it could be at least 19 metres high.
Wind farms have become more noticeable in Central Illinois over the years. Some who live in view of the towers are annoyed -- they say they're interfering with basic utilities.
Green Mountain Power suffered “several millions” of dollars of lost revenue over the past 18 months because northern Vermont’s electrical grid isn’t robust enough, the company’s director of power planning said Thursday.
Saunders said this legislation would require county officials or family members of county officials with financial interests in wind-powered devices in their county to recuse themselves from any official proceedings on that subject.
ALBANY — If all goes as many have predicted, another wind farm project in Chautauqua County — this one from Cassadaga Wind LLC — will be approved by the end of the week. According to the application, Cassadaga Wind is seeking a major electric generating facility in the towns of Charlotte, Cherry Creek, Stockton and Arkwright.
Experts disagree about whether the introduction of wind turbines to an area has any impact on property values.