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  1. #1
    Feb 2004

    Wind Farms.....

    There were a couple of post a year ago on this, but I'm hoping there is some more info available now. The county I work for has been approached by a company wishing to install 100 wind towers dispersed among three different counties. They provided us with a sample ordinance drafted by attorney's out of Chicago. However, I would like to have a few more ordinances to compare before compiling one. Thanks for the help.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
    Aug 2001
    South Milwaukee
    I know I have an ordinance somewhere - I'll try to dig it up but its not electronic. PM with your fax and I'll see if I can get it to you in a day or so.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Sep 2001
    skating on thin ice
    We are getting ready to do the same thing here.

    How we will be doing it is through amendments to the zoning by-laws with site specific regulations and special provisons to permit windfarms at each of the 50-60 proposed sites. We are using our Official Plan, provincial regulations and a few other things, rather then pure zoning to deal with them.

    I'll see what I can dig up when I return to the office and try to post it for you.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
    Jul 2003
    San Diego, CA
    I do not personally know of any such ordinances but California has quite a few wind farms and I understand they are fairly common in the British Isles (I cannot remember exactly where -- I mean Ireland, Scotland, etc.... my apologies if that is an inaccurate term). I have read an article or two online about issues with them in the British Isles. So those might be good places to look for some samples from.

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    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
    Jul 2002
    In the bike lane
    Not sure if you have visited This Thread which was started about this time last year.

    Also check out This Ord. it has a specific section regarding wind farms.

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    from the TVA: http://www.tva.gov/greenpowerswitch/wind_faq.htm

    Wind Turbine Energy

    What is the role of wind energy in Green Power Switch?
    How much electricity is produced, and will there be more?
    How is wind energy generated?
    Do wind turbines produce electricity all the time?
    How are wind sites selected?
    Are the wind turbines noisy?
    Will the turbines interfere with radio and TV signals?

    What's New -
    New Wind-Turbine Blades Arrive for Buffalo Mountain Expansion

    Have you looked at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) website:
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian pandersen's avatar
    Sep 1998
    "Off Kilter"

    Wind Farm Regs

    Here is a draft of some regs our office developed to include in a rural zoning by-law.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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