Wind farm meeting in April

People opposed to a wind farm planned in an area north of Trochu will get a chance to say their piece late in April.

People opposed to a wind farm planned in an area north of Trochu will get a chance to say their piece late in April.

The Alberta Utilities Commission is now evaluating an application for the Ghost Pine wind project, which would see 54 turbines erected in Kneehill County, near Trochu and Huxley.

Operated by Fortuna GP, Inc., the wind farm would generate 81 megawatts of electricity and be tied to a new substation to be located in the area.

While some landowners have already struck agreements to have turbines raised on their farms, others have raised objections stating that they fear the health effects caused by noise and vibration.

One group of residents, representing eight households, has hired a lawyer from Calgary to help them in their battle against the proposal.

AUC has set up a hearing to gather submissions from all affected people and groups. The hearing is set for the Trochu Community Centre on Monday, April 26, starting at 9 a.m.

Details of the application and process are available in the “current applications” page on the AUC website, www.auc.ab.ca