[ 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

Company scraps plans for Lenawee County wind turbines  

Credit:  BLADE STAFF, www.toledoblade.com 13 January 2012 ~~

BLISSFIELD – One of several firms involved in a proposed wind farm in three Lenawee County townships has suspended its plans for 45 wind turbines and is instead pursuing a project elsewhere in Michigan, a company representative said Friday.

Bob Judge, manager of communications for Exelon Power, the parent of Exelon Wind, said his company has asked that its Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement with Consumers Power be reassigned to projects in Ionia and Gratiot counties – northwest and north of Lansing, respectively – because turbines can’t be erected in Lenawee County this year as required by the purchase agreement.

A Lenawee County project could still be considered in the future, Mr. Judge said.

Riga Township officials last summer adopted zoning rules for wind turbines that Exelon officials said were so restrictive as to prevent their project from being developed. A referendum, advanced by turbine supporters, to overturn the zoning rules was defeated by township residents Nov. 8.

Exelon’s proposed turbines were among more than 200 that it and several other developers proposed for Riga and neighboring Ogden and Palmyra townships. Ogden and Fairfield Township, also nearby, have placed moratoria on wind development while they deliberate on zoning regulations.

The proposed developments have divided the communities, with some landowners eager to collect rent from wind turbines on their property while neighbors object to prospects for noise, vibration, and “shadow flicker” from the turbines’ spinning blades at sunrise and sunset.

At nearly 500 feet, the towers would be taller than any building in Toledo, and the Federal Aviation Administration objected to the southernmost parts of the development as being too close to the restricted airspace at Toledo Express Airport. The southerly towers also aroused opposition from densely settled subdivisions in Sylvania Township.

Source:  BLADE STAFF, www.toledoblade.com 13 January 2012

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.