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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


June 6, 2018 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Two homes near Bent Tree Wind Project bought by WPL because of noise complaints

PROCEDURAL HISTORY On October 20, 2009, the Commission issued a large wind energy conversion system (LWECS) site permit to Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) for the approximately 200-megawatt first phase of the Bent Tree Wind Project (the Project), located in Freeborn County. The Project commenced commercial operation in February 2011. On August 24, 2016, the Commission issued an order requiring noise monitoring and a noise study at the Project site. During the period of September 2016 through February 2018, . . . Complete story »


May 31, 2018 • Iowa, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Alliant Energy proposes new wind farm for Wisconsin customers

Alliant Energy wants to add a wind farm in Iowa to serve its Wisconsin customers. Alliant, of Madison, filed an application with the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday to build a wind farm in north-central Iowa that could provide as much as 150 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 70,000 homes a year. The site would be developed by Invenergy, one of the largest independent renewable-energy providers in the U.S., and then Alliant would build, own and operate the . . . Complete story »


April 26, 2018 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

County seeks proposals for solar, wind power

County Executive Joe Parisi announced last week that Dane County will seek partners in to help develop new solar and wind farms across Wisconsin. It’s the latest investment in clean, renewable energy by the County Executive who’s prioritized installing solar at county facilities, most recently making up to 40 acres of land at the Dane County Regional Airport available for solar, all in an effort to improve efficiency and reduce climate change causing emissions. The county is releasing what’s called . . . Complete story »


April 21, 2018 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

New wind farms could be blowing into Lafayette County

SHULLSBURG, Wis. – After investing $167 million in a wind farm in Lafayette County, a global renewable energy company is laying the groundwork to potentially do two more big projects in the county. EDP Renewables soon will construct two meteorological “test towers” – one along Truman Road southeast of Belmont and the other south of Dunbarton Road, which is east of Shullsburg. Development Project Manager Darcy Lydum said each will be 320 feet tall. “The purpose of these towers is to measure . . . Complete story »


April 21, 2018 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Utility companies file first application for Middleton-Dubuque transmission line

The three utility companies that want to built a high-powered transmission line from Middleton to Iowa submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on Friday. American Transmission, ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative want to build a 345-kilovolt transmission line from Middleton’s Cardinal Substation to Dubuque, Iowa, according to the group’s filing. The application is the first step in the regulatory approval process. The Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line project will also need to be approved by other . . . Complete story »


February 12, 2018 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

What’s the wind turbine south of downtown Milwaukee powering?

Like many Milwaukeans, Deb Schampers of Bay View has driven past the wind turbine just south of the Hoan Bridge countless times. For years, she’s been wondering about it: Why is it there? Why only one? Who benefits? Just for fun, during her daily commutes, Deb made up her own answers – “It was possibly helping us make Milorganite for the world… It’s heating the ovens at DiMarini’s (a pizza place a half mile from the turbine.)” Not satisfied with her . . . Complete story »


December 14, 2017 • Kansas, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, U.S., WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

In the shadow of wind farms

A six-month GateHouse Media investigation found that wind developers representing some of the world’s biggest energy companies divide communities and disrupt the lives of residents forced to live in the shadow of their industrial wind farms. Reporters interviewed more than 70 families living near three dozen current or proposed wind farms. They also spoke to 10 state and local lawmakers, read hundreds of pages of public-service-commission records about wind projects, reviewed court filings in seven wind-related lawsuits and inspected lease . . . Complete story »


December 13, 2017 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Tommy Thompson, conservative group launch effort to promote renewable energy

MADISON – With former Gov. Tommy Thompson at its head, a group of conservatives is launching an organization in Wisconsin to promote new sources of electricity and new technologies. The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum is tied in with a national network and an influential Madison lobbying firm, the Capitol Group. Scott Coenen, the group’s new executive director, insisted the group would be focused not on lobbying for bills but on converting Republicans to the potential benefits – and jobs – coming from . . . Complete story »


November 10, 2017 • Iowa, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

MGE’s proposed Saratoga wind farm wins PSC nod

Madison Gas & Electric has the green light from state regulators to build a wind farm in northeastern Iowa in 2018 to serve its customers. It is one of several wind projects on the drawing board, in the works, or recently completed, statewide. MGE’s Saratoga wind farm is a $107 million project to be built near Saratoga, Iowa, about 200 miles west of Madison. It won unanimous approval from the three-member state Public Service Commission on Thursday. “MGE is committed . . . Complete story »


September 23, 2017 • Press releases, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Brown County hosts special meeting on wind turbine health effects

Dr. Coussons – Robert Rand – Dr. McCunney – Mark Werner – Presentations and Q & A BCCRWE is reissuing this press release to bring to your attention the following: The meeting video YouTube address has been changed to https://youtu.be/2kvoZO-DEho as a result of Brown County removing the video from the internet. Full transcripts have been made of the presentations by Dr. Herb Coussons and Robert Rand, as well as of the questions they were asked during the Q & A . . . Complete story »


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