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Nextera Burke Wind Denial Order

The North Dakota PSC denied a permit for Nextera to construct and operate the 200 megawatt (76 turbine) Burke Wind Energy facility proposed for Burke County, ND. An excerpt of the PSC's decision is provided below. The full order denying the permit and letters from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and ND Game and Fish can be downloaded from this page. 

Excerpt from the North Dakota PSC order denying Burke Wind:

Based on the above findings of fact, the Commission concludes Burke Wind failed to meet its burden of proof to show the location, construction, and operation of the Wind Project will produce minimal adverse effects on the environment and upon the welfare of the citizens of North Dakota.

Based on the above findings of fact, the Commission concludes Burke Wind failed to meet its burden of proof to show the Wind Project will minimize adverse human and environmental impact, while ensuring continuing system reliability and integrity, and ensuring that energy needs are met and fulfilled in an orderly and timely fashion.

Based on the above findings of fact, the Commission concludes Burke Wind failed to meet its burden of proof to show the location, construction, and operation of the Wind Project are compatible with environmental preservation and efficient use of resources From the foregoing Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, the Commission now makes the following:

Order

1. The Commission orders that Burke Wind's Amended Wind Project Application in Case No. PU-18-344 be denied.

2. Based on Burke Wind's admission at hearing, Burke Wind's Application for a Certificate of Corridor Compatibility and Transmission Facility Route Permit for the Burke Wind Transmission Line in Case No. PU-18-302 is denied as moot.

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Ndgf March 7 2019 Letter

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Nd Psc Order Burke Wind 06 12 2019 133 020

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Usfws March 6 2019 Letter

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Source: https://www.psc.nd.gov/data...

JUN 12 2019
https://www.windaction.org/posts/50043-nextera-burke-wind-denial-order
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