Wind energy company to present plans for wind farm

WLFI News at 6 (09/11/19)

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 6:17 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2019 6:17 PM

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into the death. 3 wind farm developers are seeking public input for a possible wind farm in clinton county.developers at e.on energy will be hosting an open house thursday to present these plans.news 18's balint szalavari spoke with a representative from the company to learn what the public can expect. 3<balint: in under 24 hours, developers will be hosting an open house here at the clinton county fairgrounds.they're hoping to gain support on their plans to bring a new wind farm to the county. according to developers at e.on energy, the plan would total a 250 million dollar investment to clinton county. eason: "we're talking about 35 to 52 turbines in the eastern half of the county." the turbines would generate enough energy to power 50 thousand homes.now, developers like lael eason are looking for public opinion about the plan. eason: "we are now wanting to come and have an open dialogue with the community and present our project and have a discussion on what a project can do to benefit the county." according to clinton county commissioner joshua uitts, this isn't the first plan he's seen wanting to bring a wind farm to the county.uittis: "it's an old topic here in clinton county. you know it's over ten years old.there's been several different companies over the years, and the latest one is obviously the one that's holding an open house." a moratorium has restricted wind farm development within the county for several years.uittis: "there were several different pieces of legislature going through the state that would've affected any project here in clinton county. so we felt the best course of action was to leave the moratorium imposed and just sit tight and see what happens." uitts says several steps would still be required before any work could be done.uitts: "the moratorium would have to be lifted by the county commissioners. the second thing that would have to happen is now we have an ordinance for wind farms that is almost three years old. so that would have to be looked at again before we could get anything going." but eason says they cannot do anything without permission from county commisioners.eason: "for us to effectively move forward, we would like to see the moratorium lifted so that we could present an application and go through the zoning process." balint: the open house will run from five to nine pm thursday evening.eason says experts will be on hand to discuss any concerns residents might have with the farm.reporting in
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