[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Verve plans fewer turbines for wind farm expansion  

Verve Energy has updated the design of a proposed expansion to Albany’s wind farm and now plans to add six, rather than seven, turbines to the existing 12.

The company wants to increase the number of turbines to 18, giving the wind farm the capacity to supply up to 90 per cent of Albany’s energy needs.

Project manager Daniel Thompson says the new turbines will be the same size as the existing ones, but will provide about 30 per cent more power.

Mr Thompson says Verve will hold a community open day in May to gauge the level of public support for the $35 million project.

“The machine that we had proposed to use originally is no longer manufactured,” he said.

“The later machine is actually a greater capacity which means we can have less turbines installed, which I think is a good outcome.”

ABC News

18 February 2008

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

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


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.