WTIC1080

Local News

Siting Council OK’s More Wind Turbines

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
bnecolebrookwindsimulationfromsitingcouncil Siting Council OKs More Wind Turbines

A BNE simulation of what its wind farm turbines in Colebrook will look like from Route 44. Image from Connecticut Siting Council documents.

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.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 809 other followers