LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Danbury is polling voters on Wild Meadows wind project 

Residents in neighboring towns voted by substantial margins against the Iberdrola proposal and new wind farm projects in their towns last March. Danbury, which has heard the overtures of Iberdrola and a citizens' group opposing the proposal, New Hampshire Wind Watch, is taking its own poll now.

Credit:  By DAN SEUFERT, Union Leader Correspondent | December 23, 2013 | www.unionleader.com ~~

DANBURY – Danbury is polling voters by mail to see if they support the Wild Meadows wind farm project or oppose having wind turbines in town.

The town vote will be taken into account by the state’s Site Evaluation Committee, which in the process of permitting the proposed 75.9-megawatt, 23-turbine project on private land in Danbury and Alexandria.

The vote will not be binding, as the SEC has the authority to permit the project. The company proposing to build the plant, Iberdrola Renewables, the Spanish energy company headquartered in Portland, Ore., submitted an application to the SEC to build the wind farm in Danbury and Alexandria on Dec. 13. Iberdrola officials say they have secured leases for the project with local landowners.

But the vote will speak for the town.

“Whatever the people decide will be the position of the town of Danbury,” said Board of Selectmen Chairman Jim Phelps.

The proposed project calls for building 15 wind towers in Danbury and eight in Alexandria. Company officials say it will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 30,000 average homes each year and 90,000 homes at peak production, with the energy going to the regional power grid.

Company officials have estimated economic benefits will include first year payments of $695,000 to Danbury, $370,000 to Alexandria, up to $565,000 for New Hampshire’s general revenue fund and $280,000 to local landowners.

Ongoing annual payments to the towns would start at approximately $545,000 to Danbury and $325,000 to Alexandria, with 2.5 percent annual increases.

Residents in neighboring towns voted by substantial margins against the Iberdrola proposal and new wind farm projects in their towns last March. Danbury, which has heard the overtures of Iberdrola and a citizens’ group opposing the proposal, New Hampshire Wind Watch, is taking its own poll now.

“With due respect to all involved, we don’t need an outside group representing us; we are very capable of speaking for ourselves,” Phelps said.

The town has sent a cover letter and a ballot to every registered voter in Danbury. Voters are asked to indicate their support of or opposition to the project and to return ballots by Jan. 2. The ballots will be counted at the Jan. 8 selectmen’s meeting.

The cover letter explains the project and the financial aspects and gives website addresses to the Iberdrola pages explaining the project and to other relevant pages.

Source:  By DAN SEUFERT, Union Leader Correspondent | December 23, 2013 | www.unionleader.com

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 educational 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 via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

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

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky