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Wind Watch: Industrial Wind Energy News

These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


January 20, 2022 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm dispute causing nearly $800,000 to be withheld from Davis public schools

Murray county is home to two wind farms totaling 175 windmills. When they first arrived they were given a 5 year tax exemption. Now that their tax exemption has ended the amount they owe is determined by their property value but that value is being disputed. “For this past year $189 million is what we had it valued at and they’re thinking it should be valued at $78 million,” said Murray County assessor Scott Kirby. One group that this money . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Orkney councillors turn down request for more time to build wind farm

Orkney council’s planning committee have turned down an application from a wind farm developer asking for more time to get started on one of their projects. Planning permission for Edinburgh-based Hoolan Energy’s four-turbine development at Costa Head, Birsay, will expire this April. The developer had initially asked the council for five years to be added on to the three-year time limit they had to begin building the project. They had also asked for five years to be added on to . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Enerco faces strong opposition to plans for Clare wind farm

Plans by Cork renewable energy firm, Enerco Energy to progress 400MW of wind energy projects have hit a stumbling block. This follows strong opposition by west Clare residents to plans by a company associated with Enerco, Slieveacurry Ltd to erect a 175m-high eight turbine wind farm overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way. The proposed development site is located 5km to the east of Miltown Malbay and 7km to the south of Ennistymon. Over 100 objections have been lodged and those objecting . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed wind farm could become Nova Scotia’s largest

A proposed wind farm in Hants County, N.S., stands to become the largest wind energy generator in the province and give a boost toward the provincial government’s renewable energy targets. Natural Forces, a Halifax-born power company, submitted its plans for the Benjamins Mills wind project to Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment this week. The company is seeking approval to build up to 28 turbines about 13 kilometres southwest of the town of Windsor. The wind farm could generate up to . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Green Party Senator objects to wind farm overlooking Wild Atlantic Way

A Green Party senator is opposing plans for a 175-metre-high eight wind-turbine wind farm overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way in west Clare. Senator Roisin Garvey is one of a number of prominent politicians in Clare to oppose plans for the wind farm. The proposed development site is located 5km to the east of Miltown Malbay and 7km to the south of Ennistymon. Over 100 objections have been lodged against the Slieveacurry Ltd proposal and those objecting to the scheme include . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • North DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm planned for McLean County would be North Dakota’s largest

Great River Energy plans to receive power from what’s expected to become the largest standalone wind farm in North Dakota, slated for southern McLean County near Coal Creek Station. The Minnesota-based power cooperative and wind developer Apex Clean Energy announced the 400-megawatt Discovery Wind project Tuesday, two weeks after GRE informed regulators in Minnesota that such an effort was in the works. The transmission line that runs from Coal Creek to Minnesota will carry electricity generated by Discovery Wind. When . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

MidAmerican Energy considering development of Mills County wind farm

MidAmerican Energy is exploring the possibility of developing a wind farm in Mills and Pottawattamie counties. On Thursday night, the energy company hosted an informational meeting in Treynor for property owners who could be impacted if the Silver Creek Wind Farm project comes to fruition. “Introductory meetings like this inform landowners about our wind farms,” MidAmerican Energy Media Relations Manager Geoff Greenwood said, “the development and construction process and general information about easement agreements.” According to a preliminary map, a . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2022 • ColombiaPrint storyE-mail story

Colombia to open new wind farm amid indigenous protests

To protect the wind farms in development, the Colombian army has deployed around 2,400 soldiers to the Upper Guajira area. Complete story »


January 19, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Havvindmølle veltet i Danmark | Offshore wind turbine fell over

Når man ser det lidt fra oven, ligner en væltet vindmølle en kvæstet måge. Men faktisk er der tale om et meget stort bygningsværk, som onsdag sidst på eftermiddagen væltede i Nysted Havvindmøllepark. Hos Ørsted, som ejer den snart 20 år gamle havvindmøllepark, vil man i den kommende tid forsøge at finde en forklaring på, hvorfor vindmøllen væltede. – Der bliver nu igangsat undersøgelser, som gerne skulle give en forklaring på, hvorfor vindmøllen er væltet, fortæller Tom Christiansen, der er . . . Complete story »


January 19, 2022 • NebraskaPrint storyE-mail story

County closer to finalizing wind farm regulations

Jefferson County is closer to finalizing changes to regulations governing wind farms. At meeting of the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Committee held the evening of January 13 and decided on regulations regarding noise levels, shadow flicker and decommissioning. On September 15, 2021, Jefferson County Commissioners voted unanimously to institute a six-month moratorium on wind farm applications, feeling it was necessary to review and possibly revise the policies that govern the placing of wind turbines within the county, newer wind . . . Complete story »


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