In addition to news reports, there are three important items to relay on Ohio wind projects: Invenergy’s 175 MW Hardin Wind project is awaiting regulatory approvals in Virginia and West Virginia for the sale of the facility to Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of AEP. If approved, Appalachian would directly own and operate Hardin Wind. Union … Continue reading BigWind huffing and puffing all over Ohio, especially near the Farm Bureau
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The Ohio Power Siting Board approved a request in the Buckeye Wind case from turbine maker Gamesa to extend the protective order which keeps noise and safety information secret. In 2013 Gamesa was granted a protective order for 18 months, On June 1, 2015, the OPSB granted an additional 24months of secrecy until June 1, … Continue reading Ohio Power Siting Board says YES to BigWind’s ‘Top Secret’ information (again)
"Little pig, little Pig, let me come in." "No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin." "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.” In this case, the Big bad wolf of industrial wind is determined to blow Ohio’s economy to pieces with the help of the … Continue reading Big Bad Wolf (BigWind) is trying to blow up Ohio’s economy!
Related Will Ohioans share the same sentiment, as BigWind spreads across our state? If you think this won't affect YOU, then think again. BigWind plans to blanket our state. Just read about it on our home page. Every wind site has multiple 'phases' in the works, that usually, quietly begin before the 1st site is … Continue reading Pay attention Ohio- Board member who regrets deal with BigWind
What could this mean for central Ohio, where citizens are fighting Everpower from taking over (10's of) thousands of acres for an industrial wind site? Terra Firma appears to be tired of empty promises from Everpower. And, it is very interesting that Everpower believes that a yieldco could become the new sugar daddy. Why? Yieldco's are structured … Continue reading Is Terra Firma seeking a divorce from Everpower? Ohio cheers
Is Ohio's 1300 ft setback enough? On Monday night, the Brown County Board of Health in Wisconsin voted to declare the Shirley Wind Project to be a human health hazard. The approved motion states: "To declare the Industrial Wind Turbines at Shirley Wind Project in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County, WI. A Human Health Hazard for … Continue reading Ohio legislators, are you listening? Wisconsin declares BigWind a HEALTH HAZARD!
Today will be a busy day as around 30 witnesses will testify in the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee concerning Senate Bill 310. Today’s Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill may spark a national movement toward repealing mandates for renewable energy. Americans for Prosperity has thrown their support behind the bill. The Urbana Daily Citizen … Continue reading Will Ohio SB310 begin a ‘domino’ effect to repeal BigWind mandates?
The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee was greeted by fifty witnesses wishing to testify on Am. Sub. S. B. 310 yesterday. The group was a mixture of both supporters and opponents and only a small number were able to be heard. Many were asked to hold over until next week. Among those who were not heard were … Continue reading Will Ohio rollback BigWind’s mandates???????
The 240 MW Big Sky project (Illinois) is in trouble as Edison Mission is unable to repay the loan on the wind development made by the turbine manufacturer, Suzlon. This is an important story about another wind project in the PJM grid system which also serves Ohio. Big Sky does not have a long term … Continue reading Illinois wind project foreclosure has similarities to Buckeye Wind in Ohio
Please read the next blog posting...The Ohio Power Siting Board approved amendments to the Buckeye I project as expected. But as Logan County’s Tom Stacy says; ““From my perspective it’s not what you get, it’s what you gave away.” The PILOT is about 20% to 25% of what would be paid without the PILOT. As … Continue reading Buckeye Wind pauses to enjoy spring?