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Wind Power News: New Hampshire

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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.


April 8, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

State farms complaints about Antrim Wind to subcommittee

ANTRIM – After fielding numerous concerns from neighbors of the Antrim Wind facility, the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee has voted to establish a subcommittee to vet complaints about the turbines. During a March 25 meeting, members of the SEC, which oversees energy projects throughout the state, voted unanimously to create the three-member subcommittee to review complaints related to the nine-turbine facility, and determine if they require an investigation. Further, the SEC chair has been directed to hire consultants to assist the . . . Complete story »


April 8, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

Antrim Wind complainants may start to get answers this month

The Antrim Select Board agreed to address the state’s Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) on behalf of residents’ concerns about noise and light issues associated with the Antrim Wind project at their Monday night meeting. Concerned citizens might get some answers by the end of the month, according to an update the SEC sent recently. On Friday, the SEC issued an update naming the three members of the investigative subcommittee tasked with recommending a methodology for measuring and analyzing sound and . . . Complete story »


April 7, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

Antrim selectmen want SEC to deal with windmills

Antrim’s Board of Selectmen wants the state’s Site Evaluation Committee to help more with the complaints about the windmill project in town. John Robertson, chairman of the select board, said the board has been hearing from residents who have problems with the noise generated by the $60 million Antrim Wind project. Residents have been complaining about the wall-shaking noise the windmills make, and the near-constant flashing lights. “The select board will write a letter to the SEC, voicing concerns from . . . Complete story »


March 28, 2021 • New Hampshire, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

What’s that noise? SEC hears windmills

The state Site Evaluation Committee is one pretty powerful entity, which is why its action, or lack thereof, in the Antrim windmill project was so disconcerting. The SEC seems to have righted itself on this one, but only after state senators called it to task for ignoring windmill neighbors’ complaints. The complaints include the noise level the turbines are generating, as well as the lights that are glowing when they should not be. The SEC granted Antrim Wind an exemption . . . Complete story »


March 26, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

State promises investigation of Antrim Wind complaints

There’s new hope on the horizon for Antrim residents who previously felt their complaints about excessive noise and lights coming from the Antrim Wind installation were going ignored. The state’s Site Evaluation Committee (SEC), which oversees energy facilities throughout the state and enforces any compliance issues, committed to addressing their mechanisms for complaint filing and investigation, public notification of meetings, and wind turbine noise standards at a meeting on Thursday afternoon. The meeting came after a number of residents said . . . Complete story »


March 26, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

New SEC committee looks at Antrim windmill complaints

After several residents in the Gregg Lake area of Antrim continued to bring their complaints about windmill noise, the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee voted Thursday to create a new subcommittee to investigate the complaints. “Each complaint will be investigated,” said SEC member Wildolfo Arvelo. [rest of article available at source] Complete story »


March 25, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

Antrim residents want new wind project hearing

ANTRIM – Residents who live close to the Antrim Wind Project near Gregg Lake say the project is out of compliance with state guidelines, and that they have not been given a chance to weigh in on the problems. Antrim Wind, a project owned by Canadian utility company TransAlta, is made up of nine wind turbines spread out across 1,700 acres in Antrim. The project was approved by the state’s Site Evaluation Committee with limits on the amount of noise the . . . Complete story »


March 19, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

N.H. Senate advances offshore wind procurement plan with near-unanimous vote

The New Hampshire state Senate on Thursday advanced a plan to require utility investment in large offshore wind energy projects and other renewable sources. The proposal for what’s known as a “procurement program” passed on a bipartisan 23 to 1 vote. The amended bill would have a new state committee solicit proposals from New Hampshire utilities for connecting the regional grid to at least 600 megawatts of new offshore wind on the East Coast, and up to 800 megawatts of . . . Complete story »


March 11, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

NH Senate panel weighs state’s role in promoting offshore wind

Should a bill designed to procure offshore wind for New Hampshire go further, and specify other forms of renewable energy, or is going too far and locking the state into long-term contracts it might regret? Senate Bill 151 was introduced Monday to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which will try to address both concerns by the time it votes on it Wednesday. When it comes to renewable energy, the potential of offshore wind dwarfs nearly all the rest. . . . Complete story »


February 24, 2021 • New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

New Hampshire looks at offshore wind turbines for renewable energy

The Seacoast region is in the early stages of evaluating the challenges and opportunities of offshore wind renewable energy generation with wind turbines off the local coastline. Because the more than 800-foot-tall wind turbines would be anywhere from 10 to 20 miles away from the shore, experts said, they should not be very visible from the shore and they will be out far enough to avoid interfering with commercial fishing operations. But building a multi-billion-dollar offshore wind project like this . . . Complete story »


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