The Minnesota DNR updated their best management practices for Wind Energy! As it is unknown the extent to which the wind industry voluntarily follows any recommendations for feathering, the ONLY way to protect our bat population is to require similar restrictions on the hours of operation via our local Township Ordinances. Minnesota Department of Natural … Continue reading Minnesota DNR 2018: updated best management practices for Wind Energy
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Some Useful Tools Used. Google Maps. Google Map of Turbine Locations for the Summit Lake Project MiWaters Water Resources Information and Forms: MiDEQ Waters Permits Online Federal Aviation Administration, Obstruction Evaluation FAA Search - See Proposed FAA information HERE Michigan Office of Aeronautics Michigan Tall Structures and Met Towers NOAA Weather Radar Siting Tool NOAA NEXRAD Screening Tool … Continue reading Useful Tools
This collection of wind maps and assessments details the wind resource in the United States. If you have difficulty accessing these maps because of a disability, contact the Geospatial Data Science Team. Wind Prospector This GIS application supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Speed Maps U.S. Annual Average Wind Speed at 30 … Continue reading NREL: Wind Maps
NEWS RELEASE What: “Help Save the Huron Mountains” Public Informational Presentation Who: Friends of the Huron Mountains A grassroots group dedicated to providing unbiased data so that Citizens of L’Anse Township and Baraga County can make their Own informed opinions about the Summit Lake Wind Project When: Wednesday, … Continue reading News Release July 21, 2018
Baraga County Wind Presentation L'Anse Mi, 2-1-2018 Kevon Martis of the Interstate Informed Citizen's Coalition speaks on equitable wind energy zoning in L'Anse Michigan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKnwo9CBAxE&feature=youtu.be RES Americas has proposed the construction of as many as 121 utility scale wind turbines across the rugged and undeveloped Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This project will even place … Continue reading Video: Kevon Martis Wind Presentation
Found this presentation. It is geared primarily towards AG and farms. "If goal is for growth of tourism, wind may not be right, " But there is information on surveys done in other Michigan communities. I was not able to determine the survey data numbers are a valid cross section and some of the questions … Continue reading Does Wind Energy fit with area’s long-term plan?
Each State is different in which level of government has a say and how or what local governments can collect for wind turbines. Posting this as examples of RES contracts, knowing that the taxes and financial agreements can be vastly different. Update: This project has been canceled. Proposed Cass Co. wind project contracts released. Cass … Continue reading RES – wind project contracts released, for Cass County project.