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Massive wind project seeks county OK  

Several thousand acres of desert scrub land west of Rosamond may eventually be dotted with massive wind turbines if Kern County Supervisors support the project Tuesday afternoon.

The PdV Wind Energy Project, proposed by enXco, would use 5,820 acres to generate electricity for Southern California Edison.

It could yield power for 90,000 homes, according to enXco.

Between 100 to 300 turbines would be placed, and construction would be phased.

The turbines could be used for 30 years.

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Co. had concerns the turbines would interfere with the B-2 bomber program at the Tejon Test Facility. The U.S. Air Force chimed in with concerns, too.

EnXco offered to used a phased approach to installing its turbines, which appears to have appeased the military and Northrop Grumman.

Some property owners in the White Oak Lodge area, which is near the proposed wind farm, raised concerns about light pollution, impacts to wildlife and visual degradation. Scattered red lights are required to warn planes.

Mitigation measures include shielding lights and monitoring bird and bat deaths.

But nothing can be done to preserve the area’s visual character, though, according to the project’s environmental impact report.

The Bakersfield Californian

26 July 2008

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