Press release: Summit Lake Wind Project Notice by RES – 4-19-2019

April 19, 2019 Summit Lake Wind Project Notice by RES     (RES Press Release 4-19-2019) RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is no longer pursuing the Summit Lake Wind Project, a proposed 130 MW wind farm in L’Anse Township, Michigan.  Continued delays in the planning process have ceased to make the project financially and logistically viable. “After … Continue reading Press release: Summit Lake Wind Project Notice by RES – 4-19-2019

Developer to discontinue L’Anse Township wind farm development

Developer to discontinue L'Anse Township wind farm development Apr 19, 2019 | Andrew LaCombe | uppermichiganssource.com L'ANSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The developer behind a proposed wind farm in L'Anse Township says it is no longer pursuing the project. In a press release Friday morning, Renewable Energy Systems said "continued delays in the planning process have … Continue reading Developer to discontinue L’Anse Township wind farm development

Visual Tour of Turbine 18 proposed Location.

Sometimes it is difficult to understand the loss and potential damages that will occur with Industrialization of the Michigamme Highlands and ridgelines of the Huron Mountains. This is a Tour of just one location shows what is at risk of being forever destroyed.  This is only one location, there are a proposed 54 to 68 … Continue reading Visual Tour of Turbine 18 proposed Location.

Preliminary topographical turbine viewshed.

Preview of coming attraction - we are having accurate topographical maps and 3-D views created to show the turbine viewshed. This preliminary example is based on just 2 turbines. They would be visible from any area shown in red. 47 more to follow. Not only during the day, but aviation lights will also be installed … Continue reading Preliminary topographical turbine viewshed.

Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’

November 2, 2018 | Andy Balaskovitz | energynews.us While wind energy is seeing pushback in other parts of Michigan, a project in the Upper Peninsula — largely benefiting a single landowner — could prove even more challenging. Supporters say the 130 megawatt project near Lake Superior could bring badly needed tax revenue to the rural area, while opponents … Continue reading Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’

Video – Terracon Survey work near Mount Arvon

October 27, 2018 Terracon is a company that checks the ground to see if it will support heavy cement and turbines, They are working around Mount Arvon, and throughout The Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands. Before the project is approved, or has any permits large machines are tearing up rain saturated ground and roads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn6KTG4W1r8&fbclid=IwAR0fjkdTXDaFDEiRhy9laMrX3zpAUz1KCb5RW0ouBezW8fDPFufhOzOBNxc

RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

Current Zoning restricts blade clearance to 75 feet, a standard clearance in the industry, and a restriction in some states for safety reasons. This change means that blades moving at over 100 miles an hour will be less than 60 feet from the ground. In Addition, this change was not included in notice of changes, … Continue reading RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

Extent of Forest District Land in L’Anse Township.

This is NOT about ONE project (Summit Lake). If they change the zoning to allow 500+ ft wind turbines in the forestry district, they will be allowed to be constructed with a special use permit in ANY of the area shaded dark green on this map (they already are allowed in the lightest green)! History … Continue reading Extent of Forest District Land in L’Anse Township.