11/28/09 Goliath VS Goliath in a fight over right to site wind farm in rural Wisconsin. With a 1000 foot setback, residents lose either way.
How big are the turbines? Click on the image above. The blades extend another 13 stories above the person who is descending from the hub of the turbine tower. In Wisconsin, industrial turbines 40 stories tall have been sited 1000 feet from homes.
WIND DEVELOPER WANTS STATE TO STEP IN
Green Bay Press-Gazette
28 November 2009
A wind farm developer proposing a large project in Brown County is urging state regulators to reject a similar project by another developer in Columbia County.
Invenergy LLC has unveiled plans for 100 turbines to generate electricity south of Green Bay in the towns of Glenmore, Wrightstown, Morrison and Holland.
Local and state approval is needed before the firm’s Ledge Wind Energy Project can move ahead.
In the meantime, Invenergy is asking state regulators to reject the We Energies’ proposal in Columbia County or approve both projects jointly.
In a filing earlier this week with the state Public Service Commission, Invenergy wrote that We Energies could purchase power from the Ledge Wind Energy Project for less than the cost of building its own wind farm.
The state has disclosed no timetable for deciding either proposal, although the We Energies project is further along in the regulatory review process.
Invenergy’s application to the state indicates that its Brown County wind farm could be in operation by 2011 and would generate enough electricity to power about 40,000 homes.\
OUR WIND FARM RESIDENT QUOTE OF THE DAY: [Click here for source]
“On Saturday or Sunday afternoon people come out here, stay for the afternoon, go home and wonder what the fuss is about. If you’re out here after 11pm you’ll known what we’re complaining about.”