Wind Power News: New Hampshire
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
Granite State Power Link is a plan to carry 1,200 megawatts of wind and probably hydroelectric power from Quebec into Massachusetts. Despite the New Hampshire-centric name, a third of the line would run through Vermont. It is similar to Northern Pass, which seeks to carry 1,000 megawatts of Quebec hydropower through New Hampshire into New England’s grid, but the two plans have significant differences.
Antrim select board members continued to hash out a potential construction-extension agreement between the town and an energy company that is looking to build nine wind turbines along Tuttle Hill. Antrim Wind Energy has proposed a one-time payment of $100,000 in exchange for an extension on its commercial operation date. The payment could extend the company’s commercial operation date from Dec. 31, 2018 to the same day the following year. Already the energy company has agreed to pay the town . . .
I write to express my opposition to Northern Pass and comment on wind power in New Hampshire. I plan to speak this week in Concord at the hearing open to all to register their feeling. It’s a project that is not needed for electric grid reliability but does cut a swath through New Hampshire’s most scenic landscapes, that will degrade natural, cultural, and recreation resources of, regional, state and national significance. I am opposed to it and were I a . . .
Opponents of a small proposed wind farm in Antrim are asking the state’s highest court to rule on the project. Their appeal marks the latest development in a years-long fight between the project’s backers and various opponents, including local residents and conservation groups. The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee gave the project a green light about six months ago, and construction was expected to start in the fall. The state Supreme Court will now choose whether to hear the case.
Proponents of a nine-turbine wind project in Antrim are cheering after a state committee denied three separate motions requesting it to reconsider its 2016 project approval. The state’s attorney general, residents who oppose the project, and meteorological intervenors all filed appeals against the approval of Antrim Wind Energy, which was made in December. Each of the appeals pointed to dozens of reasons why the project should not move forward, the most notable being that the committee broke its own rules . . .
CONCORD – The debate over a controversial wind turbine project proposed for Antrim could be headed to the N.H. Supreme Court. But in the meantime, the developer of the project and its proponents are celebrating a victory after a state committee decided it won’t reconsider its earlier approval of the plan. The subcommittee of the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee unanimously voted Friday to deny three separate motions requesting it rehear and reconsider its December 2016 decision on the Antrim Wind project, . . .
CONCORD – A state committee won’t reconsider its approval of a controversial wind turbine project proposed for Antrim. The subcommittee of the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee unanimously voted Friday to deny three separate motions requesting the full committee rehear and reconsider its December 2016 decision about the Antrim Wind project, according to the project’s developer. As a result of its vote Friday, the subcommittee also immediately lifted the suspension it placed on the project when the motions were filed, said Jack . . .
ANTRIM – A controversial wind turbine project is again on hold after opponents filed motions asking a state committee to rehear and reconsider its approval of the facility last year. The main argument in the three motions, each filed during the past month and a half, is that the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee broke its own rules to approve the nine-turbine installation. The groups behind the motions include property owners with land abutting and not abutting the project, the Stoddard Conservation . . .
The state’s attorney general and residents who live near the proposed Antrim Wind Energy project site are challenging the recent approval of a nine-turbine wind facility slated to be constructed along Tuttle Hill and Willard Mountain. The 28.8-megawatt project to be built by Antrim Wind Energy LLC, whose parent company is Walden Green Energy, was approved by the state’s Site Evaluation Committee in December in a 5-1 vote. It’s a decision that came down a few years after the committee – . . .
ALEXANDRIA – Interconnection Queue, a representative of Energias de Portugal (EDP), said the proposed Spruce Ridge Wind Farm – which calls for as many as 29 turbines in the Newfound Lake/Cardigan Mountain region – is not dead and will likely return. Through its subsidiary, EDP Renewables of Houston, Texas, the company wants to build wind turbines in the northern and western portions of the Newfound Lake watershed in Alexandria, Canaan, Dorchester, Groton and Orange. In March, the company withdrew a bond for the . . .