NH wind project needs time to complete application

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2014 at 11:36 am •  Published: January 24, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The energy company that wants to put 23 wind turbines in central New Hampshire needs more time to complete an application for the project, according to a letter written to state regulators.

Iberdrola Renewables has proposed the Wild Meadows wind energy project in Danbury and Alexandria.

On Jan. 13, the state's Site Evaluation Committee said the company's application was incomplete because, among other things, it didn't contain the results of an ongoing study into the effect the turbines would have on birds and bats. The application also didn't detail the effect on historical resources, recognize the fire marshal as the agency with jurisdiction over the plant or address a question about a conservation easement on land known as the Patten Brook parcel.

Iberdrola Renewables also operates a similar wind farm in Lempster and is bringing a 24-unit farm online in Groton. Wild Meadows calls for 23 turbines, each 492 feet tall. State officials look at such projects as important steps toward generating 25 percent of the state's energy from renewable sources by 2025.

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