[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


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

News Watch Home

Wind developer puts Newfound project “on hold”  

Credit:  By Sam Evans-Brown | New Hampshire Public Radio | February 21, 2014 | nhpr.org ~~

The developer of the proposed 23-turbine Wild Meadows wind farm has announced that it will put the project on hold. Iberdrola Renewables says it will focus its resources on resolving disputes around another wind farm in Groton.

“We don’t have a specific time table” said Paul Copelman, Iberdrola Spokesman, explaining that the application that is currently pending will have to be resubmitted.

He insists the decision to put the new wind farm on hold has nothing to do with the fact that state regulators found the application to build the Wild Meadows wind farm in the towns of Alexandria and Danbury to be incomplete. Copelman says the move is entirely due to a dispute involving the 24-turbine Groton wind farm, which has been online for over a year.

“Even though we’ve made significant progress resolving some of those issues, those are pressing responsibilities,” said Copelman in a phone interview.

The Groton Wind farm is facing sanction from regulators for having changed the location of access roads, some turbines and a building. Those changes were cleared with the Department of Environmental Services, but the state argues DES didn’t have the authority to grant those changes. Iberdrola is also working to resolve a separate dispute over which fire suppression equipment to install in the tops of the turbines with the state Fire Marshal. Both issues are scheduled to be decided late by this year.

Besides Groton Wind, Iberdrola operates a 12 turbine wind farm in Lempster, which was the first industrial scale wind farm in the state.

Source:  By Sam Evans-Brown | New Hampshire Public Radio | February 21, 2014 | nhpr.org

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.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch