BigWind “noise” now an EXclusion for farmers’ umbrella liability insurance

Country Insurance Mutual Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois has added “noise” to its list of exclusions for farm umbrella liability coverage.  Noise joins a list of named pollutants.  Champaign County residents will recall when EverPower and the Farm Bureau took a busload of people to Bloomington where a significant number of industrial wind turbines are located.  There have been reports of pushback in Illinois since that time.  Country Mutual’ s policy changes may cause farmers to think more carefully before signing a wind lease. This makes greater setbacks even more important!….

We value the trust you have in Country Financial for your insurance needs.  In a few weeks, we will send your revised policy, with changes effective with your policy renewal…

Illinois Amendatory – coverage restrictions

Defininitions…

– A definition of “noise” has been added. It means any wanted, or unwanted, distracting, annoying, disturbine or physically harmful sound…

via: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/COUNTRY-Mutual-Insurance-Company.pdf

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Why would you need insurance if you have a deal with BigWind?

How could such a deal with wonderful clean/green/renewable machine go ary? I thought they were designed to last decades? I thought there would be little, if any, O&M? I thought the taxpayers would foot most of the bill? I thought everyone loved these things? I thought they had lightning arrestors? Thank you to this insurance company for sharing “some” of the risks and for the wonderful videos!….Curious, can a local neighbor get this insurance if they are worried about these things happening next to their home? Can a school purchase this if they are worried a blade could shear and end up in their parking lot- like what happened at Sandusky Perkins, Ohio, TWICE?………

What Could Ever Go Wrong With a Wind Turbine?

Wind turbines are big powerful machines that are built to last, right? Well, would you believe… Heres a collection of photos of destroyed wind turbines: Valentine Provides Superior Insurance for Wind Turbines Worldwide!

via Wind Turbine Catastrophe.