Wind Power News: Indiana
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It stands idle on the northeast side of Tipton County, one of its three blades broken off. But more than two weeks after wind turbine G14 lost its blade, it is still unclear why, and when the turbine will be back up and running. The turbine’s size and the equipment needed to take it apart to determine what caused the break are making for a difficult repair schedule. A representative of E.On who asked not to be identified said Tuesday . . .
The most recent ordinance adoption with regards to wind farms has provided the citizens of Tipton County a small increase in the protection of our health and safety. Most specifically is the increase in setbacks of turbines from residences. This area in particular is the most damaging to industrial wind companies, and it is precisely this topic within the ordinance that may bring representatives of industrial wind companies to your door. The offer will be cash for your signature. Your . . .
Randolph County Council Tuesday approved a multi-year extension for one to the two wind farms that had been due to begin construction in the county this year. The extension request was approved Monday by the county board of commissioners. NextEra Energy Resources attorney Mary Solada said NextEra wants to amend its economic development agreement regarding the proposed Bluff Point wind farm to be located north and east of Winchester. Solada said the wind farm, which tentatively calls for 2/3 of . . .
The Sunday article about Indian Heights commented on providing a better quality of life for the residents of the Heights. That is commendable when officials see quality of life as a priority for residents. We in rural eastern Howard County have a good quality of life. We enjoy our lives and homes out here, no complaints. Yet our county government is desiring and has decreed the construction of an industrial wind complex to be built around us. This’ll take away . . .
The Randolph County Board of Commissioners Monday approved a multi-year extension for one of the two wind farms that had been due to begin construction in the county this year. NextEra Energy Resources attorney Mary Solada told the commissioners NextEra would like to amend its economic development agreement regarding the proposed Bluff Point wind farm to be located north and east of Winchester. Solada said the wind farm, which tentatively calls for 2/3 of the project in Jay County and . . .
Huntington County commissioners agree that they want to hear more public input about the proposed Plum Tree wind farm project, but cut short talk about placing a moratorium on the developer’s application. In its regularly-scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 27, Commissioners President Larry Buzzard and Commissioner Leon Hurlburt heard differing opinions on the application process from Huntington Countywide Department of Community Executive Director Mark Mussman and County Attorney Bob Garrett. Commissioner Tom Wall was absent. “I haven’t discovered any mechanisms whereby . . .
Tipton board amends county wind ordinance; Setbacks, noise levels and complaint resolution addressed
TIPTON — After three months of debate, the Tipton County Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the wind ordinance that were substantially unchanged from those approved by the county’s plan commission in October. The amendments were passed Monday by a 2-1 margin, with board member Mike Cline dissenting. After drawing plenty of debate and input from community members during meetings, Monday’s approval came with little discussion between commissioners. Residents on hand who were curious to hear about the amendments were . . .
Mr. Heron, I would like to pose these questions to you: Has the current wind company that we have allowed to operate in Tipton County wowed you with how it has conducted itself and its responses to complaints? Thus far have wind turbines improved our county? Are our roads any better than they were before they were traveled on by heavy construction vehicles and then in need of repair? Do you believe the standard of living and the quality of . . .
The Grant County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to forward a resolution that would put a hold on any future wind farm projects in Grant County. The matter must now go before the Grant County Area Plan Commission. Area Planning Director Steve Niblick said that, by state law, the commission must have a public hearing within 60 days of his receiving a copy of the resolution signed by the three county commissioners during their meeting Tuesday. Subscription Required [rest of . . .
I attended the Grant County Council meeting Jan. 15. E.ON, the company behind the Wildcat Wind Farm project, was on the agenda and a large group of concerned citizens attended. At the last minute E.ON withdrew its agenda item, but its representatives will be back. To me, there is one key element in this wind farm debate. In his epic speech in Gettysburg, Pa., on Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln summed up his address with his desire “that government of . . .