State regulators today approved a second wind farm location in Colebrook.
Connecticut Siting Council Executive Director Linda Roberts says the decision will not set a precedent, because the council considers each application on its own merits.
“The council did their homework,” Roberts said. “They studied the issues, and when they came up with a decision that there was not a substantial environmental impact, it was done after much deliberation, and after much study.”
The council has yet to approve a development and management plan for the site.
When site operator BNE gets approval for those plans, it can begin construction.
The second Colebrook proposal was approved 6 – 1, with two members of the council recusing themselves.
But some Colebrook residents say the big windmills will wreck the town’s bucolic vistas.
State lawmakers yesterday approved a bill instructing the council to create regulations for future wind energy projects.