[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Questions remain on Livingston Co. wind farm  

While a wind farm developer hoping to do business in Livingston County says its application for county approval is complete, county officials still have questions.

Portland, Ore.-based PPM Energy filed a land-use application with the county in early June, and the county subsequently requested additional information about noise, environmental impact and Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

PPM’s project, the Streator Cayuga Ridge Wind Energy Project, would have 373 turbines on 36,000 acres in the Cayuga Ridge area near the towns of Blackstone, Odell, Pontiac and Ransom in LaSalle and Livingston counties.

PPM project developer Jesper Michaelsen filed a third addendum to the application in December, and now the company says the paperwork is complete and should be approved.

Livingston County Zoning Administrator Chuck Schopp said issues remain to be addressed.

“I’m not going to go quite that far and say that it’s completed,” he said.

The new addendum provided updated information regarding a noise study and a FAA review.

Institute of Noise Control Engineering specialist Greg Zak provided a review of PPM’s application saying PPM’s plan complies with all applicable noise rules.

The company also said the wind farm would pose no flight hazards over the areas of Odell and Emington.

Schopp said he would like to see additional information regarding lighting on the turbines in line with FAA regulations.

Public hearings would be the next step in the process before the Livingston County Zoning Board of Appeals votes on the application. Schopp said he expects to have a better idea next week about when a hearing would be scheduled.

PPM is one of four wind farm developers that may be looking to build turbines in the county.

Texas-based Horizon Energy has submitted an application for Top Crop Wind Farm, which would have about 200 turbines on 18,200 acres in the Cayuga Ridge area.

Navitas Energy, based in Minneapolis, Minn., and Invenergy, which has Chicago offices, may file applications this year.

By Tony Sapochetti

Bloomington Pantagraph

22 January 2008

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter