It certainly looks as though the answer is YES! We first wrote about this in the NW Ohio area, and the Iberdrola rep then offered, virtually, the same quote as below. Iberdrola denies the existence of hush money, but even the 1st comment below the article refers to it. More importantly, however, notice how long this issue has not seen resolution. This noise problems are beyond 2 years old! Wind energy ordinances with noise limits are worthless if you can’t enforce them. Take note and do not allow it to occur near you….
Studies done earlier this year show noise levels coming from wind turbines at the Hoosac Wind Project in northwestern Massachusetts were out of compliance with state regulations. People living in the area have complained of adverse health impacts since the turbines began spinning in 2012.
Nineteen turbines each with the ability to produce 1.5 megawatts of energy comprise the Hoosac Wind Project in the towns of Monroe and Florida. Following noise complaints in early 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection required Iberdrola Renewables, the owner of the turbines, to conduct noise studies. Ed Coletta is a spokesman with DEP….
“I know I never considered wanting to move, but at this point it’s definitely been in the topic of conversation,” said Fairneny….