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Wind Power News: Indiana


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

November 12, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

More wind farms coming to Indiana with unveiling of new farm in White County

MONTICELLO, Ind. – More wind farms are planned for Indiana, a state already ranked high in the U.S. for wind generated power. Additional wind farms in the state appear likely with at least one utility planning to totally eliminate power generated by coal. On Oct. 24, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and EDP Renewables SA on unveiled plans for the Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm in White County, a heavy agricultural area in the northwest part of the state. The announcement . . . Complete story »

November 9, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm application is still denied

The Henry County courtroom filled with cheers and applause Thursday evening after the Board of Zoning Appeals voted down an appeal from Big Blue River Wind Farm LLC. The appeal centered around a commission approved use (CAU) denial from the Henry County Planning Commission. The planning commission cast a 4-4 tied voted in July on the CAU request. In September, the planning commission voted 7-0 to accept a Findings of Fact that defined the tie vote as a denial of . . . Complete story »

October 30, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Airport ready for snow; hears of new wind turbine project

Snow and wind-related items converged Monday at the New Castle Board of Aviation Commissioners table. The first item will help clean up a storm while the latter just might cause one. BoAC members learned the new snow plow had, indeed, arrived and was being fitted with accessories by local firm Davis Towing. The news was enthusiastically received by the BoAC as they want to protect the brand-new runway dedicated at Marlatt Field just over a year ago. Current snow plow . . . Complete story »

October 30, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

White County selected for another wind farm

WHITE COUNTY – The vast number of wind turbines in White County will be getting much bigger within the next two years. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. and Texas-based EDP Renewables will join forces to build a 302-megawatt wind farm near the Chalmers-Brookston area. It will be near the current Meadow Lake Wind Farm and be named Indiana Crossroads, which will have 80 wind turbines. A couple of weeks ago, the White County Commissioners and the Indiana Regulatory Commission cleared the . . . Complete story »

October 28, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms don’t lead to a windfall

Corn and soybeans have long been cash crops for Indiana farmers. Soon mother nature may be a money maker with wind harvested hundreds of feet in the air. There’s a proposed E-on wind farm for Posey and Gibson counties, but in some parts of Indiana where wind farms turn, not everyone sees dollar signs. Blowing through Tipton county, about an hour north of Indy, blades have struck a chord and caused a riff among thousands who’ve planted roots. “I kind . . . Complete story »

October 26, 2019 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Viewpoint: Why wind farms would jeopardize our safety

Many are aware that one of the world’s largest wind energy developers, E.ON, has proposed building large industrial wind farms in both Gibson and Posey counties. This development has been met with great resistance in both counties due to their close proximity to the Doppler Radar station in nearby Owensville. These concerns have repeatedly been brought to the Gibson County commissioners with no resolution to date. I appreciate the delicate nature of this issue for the county commissioners with regards . . . Complete story »

October 26, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

NIPSCO announces another wind farm in White County

The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. plans to help add another wind farm to White County as part of its plan to move off coal by 2028, the company said Thursday. The Merrillville-based utility and Madrid, Spain-based EDP Renewables announced a joint deal for Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm, a 302-megawatt project expected to be operational in 2021. It should generate enough electricity to power over 83,000 average homes annually, NIPSCO said. EDP Renewables will build the site, then transfer ownership . . . Complete story »

October 18, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm challenging Planning Commission

The Big Blue River Wind Farm, LLC filed an official appeal Thursday about a decision the Henry County Planning Commission made in July. The planning commission voted 4-4 on a request from the wind farm to build more than three dozen turbines in the northwestern part of Henry County. The vote came at the end of a public hearing July 23 in Bundy Auditorium. Attorney Matthew Price, of Bingham Greenebaum Doll, filed a Notice of Appeal on behalf of Big . . . Complete story »

October 18, 2019 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Evansville-area wind farm would make it harder to forecast tornadoes

Kent Scheller is a big a supporter of renewable energy. Forty-one solar panels shine from his house. So you think he’d be thrilled that another source of clean power may soon invade his hometown of Haubstadt. And in a less complicated world, he would be. But there’s a problem. Because of the area’s close proximity to a weather radar tower, a planned wind farm, which would be built by E.ON Climate & Renewables and stretch across Gibson and Posey counties, . . . Complete story »

October 18, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed ordinance has been written for alternative energy farms

We have an update on a proposed wind farm in Posey County. The county’s area planning commission has drafted an ordinance when it comes to wind and solar equipment. After months of meeting and listening to concern, the planning commission is working to get ahead of the growing world that is alternative energy. “Over the course of the last several months, many people have spoken at the area planning commission meetings,” Beth McFadin Higgins says. Officials say they’ve done their . . . Complete story »

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