Friday, 27 July 2007 07:28
An application for a commercial wind farm in Ashe County was
dismissed by the North Carolina utilities commission yesterday.
Developers wanted to put up 25 to 28 wind turbines in the community of Creston-
a desire that created uproar among those who feared the 300-foot turbines would
ruin views and property values.
The commercial wind farm would have been the state’s first.
Northwest Wind Developers failed to say how tall the
turbines would be or their exact location, however, and the application was
dismissed as incomplete. While Northwest could file another application,
Richard Calhoun of Northwest Wind Developers said last week that he could not
spend the money to continue the studies the commission requested.