[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

PSC enforces wind farm law  

Credit:  By Mary Cate Mannion | KMOT-TV | September 2, 2014 | www.kmot.com ~~

For the first time the Public Service Commission has ordered the owner of the Edgley I and II wind farms to provide a bond for reclamation.

After operating for 10 years, the PSC can ask companies for the amount of money it would cost to remove the turbines and reclaim the land. The bond is a part of several wind farm laws passed by the Legislature in 2003.

“This is the beginning. I think of many more decisions that the Public Service Commission will make financial assurance. We will look at each wind farm on it’s own as a set of merits, but I think the amount of wind farms in the state that there are going to be more of these because when they come into that one-year period we will look at each case,” says Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk.

The Edgley wind farms were the first two farms in the state of North Dakota. The company estimates that the wind farms in today’s decision will operate for another 25 years.

Source:  By Mary Cate Mannion | KMOT-TV | September 2, 2014 | www.kmot.com

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

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

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter