LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — A British-based energy company has cancelled plans for a northern Indiana wind farm. The project consisted of what would have been the largest wind turbines in the state, more than 600 feet high.
As we reported in December, that had many neighbors concerned, especially since the proposal only allowed for 1,000 foot setbacks from houses. Neighbors wanted setbacks to be at least three or four times the height of the turbines.
They said turbines of this size were typically used on much more open land, in western states like Wyoming and Montana. The project called for 150 to 225 turbines, each of them taller than most of the skyscrapers in Indianapolis.
On the other hand, the project would have garnered about $90 million in lease payments for land owners who did participate.
UK-based Renewable Energy Systems withdrew the proposal, about nine months later, citing "technical circumstances."
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