[ 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

Public hearing planned for new windmill farm  

Credit:  By Allen D. Fisher | The Bay City Tribune | July 5, 2018 | baycitytribune.com ~~

E.on plans’ for a 50-acre windmill farm between Bay City and Wadsworth are finishing the final studies for the project.

Citizens of Matagorda County will get a chance to converse in a week and half at the county commissioners’ meeting, but E.on Wind Development Manager Nathan Yates said he’s not expecting there to be too many issues raised.

“We’ve approached landowners south of Bay City, and we have not experienced much push back at all at this point. We always want to be transparent as possible,” Yates said Monday.

“We know it’s going to be a wonderful thing for the Matagorda business community. It’s a way to diversify an economic energy source and a clean, renewable energy source. It’s important. Not just today, but for our children’s children to diversify energy sources. Not just economically, but for our environment as a whole.”

E.on announced plans for a 150 mega watt wind farm on the south side of the county more than a year ago that will contain about 50 turbines. Specifics are still pending on the model and size of turbines that will be selected after wind studies will be completed by the end of the year Yates said.

“They have spent the past year doing wind studies, biological impact studies, and talking with land owners to find the best place to put the windmills,” Matagorda County Economic Development Corperation’s Executive Director Michael Ferdinand said. “They’re coming close to finishing all that up to know where to cite the individual windmills.”

The proposed wind farm will be E.on’s 18th in Texas alone, with 21 currently in operation in the U.S. and their 17th in Texas under construct in Willacy County.

E.on’s closest wind farm to Matagorda County would be Papalote Creek Wind Farm located in San Patricio County, between Taft and Sinton, containing 196 wind turbines that were completed in 2010.

Matagorda County commissioners approved at Monday’s meeting a reinvestment zone for a county tax abatement to a public hearing July 16, 9:45 p.m. at the Matagorda County Courthouse during the regular commissioners meeting.

“It’s important for the entire community to be knowledge about what’s going on. We want to be as transparent as possible about our process and overall wind farm,” Yates said. “The wind turbines are spaced two to three acres apart a do not affect normal farming operations.”

Source:  By Allen D. Fisher | The Bay City Tribune | July 5, 2018 | baycitytribune.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

 Follow: