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Wind energy projects need to be located near power grid

Posted 28 November 2016 at 8:01 am

Editor:

In response to the letter from Mr. Kent, you cannot locate power generation systems just anywhere. These systems have to be located near the power grid in order to economically feed the system.

The location of the two wind projects in our area were sited in part because high voltage transmission lines are located nearby. Placement at remote locations would be ideal if transmission lines are nearby and wind is available.

Evidently there must not be many of these remote locations which meet this criteria. All of the manure digesters constructed in our area are forced to operate at less than full load since the infrastructure cannot handle it.

I am almost certain these green companies would rather locate in remote areas as to putting up with the local opposition.

Ed Urbanik

Lyndonville