The Public Service Commission says this would be the largest wind farm in the state of Wisconsin. Right now the largest wind farm in the state is in Fond du Lac County, and has 88 turbines. The proposed project, called the Ledge Wind Energy project (Ledge is a subsidiary of Invenergy), would consist of up to 100 wind turbines.
Tonight, the Town of Morrison town board will discuss wind energy. Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy will be making a presentation. Jon Morehouse is on the executive committee of the organization. Morehouse lives in Morrison and says he was initially excited about the prospect of hosting wind turbines on his property. However, he says after he looked into the issue, he learned about negative effects of wind turbines. Morehouse, who says he is in favor of alternative energy, says he has learned the towers create health problems and decrease land value.
Invenergy says it is following proper protocol in working to establish its turbines, which would cover about 47,500 acres.
“This is a project that works with the utilities to meet the renewable energy requirements for the state of Wisconsin,” said Kevin Parzyck, development manager of the Ledge Wind project. “It provides economic development for Brown County and the participating towns. We are following the process at this point with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in terms of their approval process for wind energy projects.”
The agenda for the Town of Morrison meeting calls for a presentation from Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy, followed by discussion and possible action on residents’ comments and concerns about wind turbines.