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Tug Mountain Wind Farm Canaan

Tug Mountain Wind Farm – Canaan, NH

New England’s fifth wind farm, on Tug Mountain in Canaan, NH, was installed in 1984 and went on line in 1985. It consisted of ten 60-kW Danish wind turbines manufactured by Micon. Like others installed in the mid-1980s, this 600-kW wind farm performed better than its predecessors. In 1987, it produced 541,200 kWh for a capacity factor of 10.3%. (“Capacity factor” is the actual energy output divided by the theoretical maximum output if the machine operated at peak capacity all the time.) This performance is comparable to California wind farms installed during the same period, but it is well below the performance of newer wind farms. Tug Mountain’s lackluster performance was reportedly due to frequent problems with the interconnection to the local utility and wind speeds considered low for a commercial wind farm. The Canaan turbines were relocated to California in 1988, after the owner concluded that it was not cost-effective to operate such a small wind farm so far from its service facilities.

Hardscrabble Wind Farm News

Hardscrabble Wind Farm news continues to be in the spotlight. It seems that locals are unjustly having liens placed on their lands while Saunders Concrete and Iberdrola duke it out.

Read about it in the full article but as you do, consider as to whether it is something you might find yourself in the middle of one day, in your own backyard.

Residents targeted by subcontractor who wants to be paid for work

Concrete company places nearly $2M lien on wind project property

True Costs of Wind Energy and Low Value of Wind Electricity

True Costs of Wind Energy and Low Value of Wind Electricity

Dec 4, 2012

This is a great article about the true costs of wind energy:  You can download the entire article here:
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Probably the most common wind energy question that I receive from analysts, reporters, and interested citizens deals with the cost of electricity from wind.  The frequency of the question is understandable since estimates provided by the wind industry, federal and state agencies and contractors, and the media understate the true cost and ignore the fact that electricity from wind is very low in value.

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Meetings

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Meetings

Dec 3, 2012

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Calendar of  events and meetings

December 17th,  Monday – Alexandria, NH town hall from 6:30 to 8:30.  This meeting will host Ed Cherion from Iberdrola Renewables again. This is very important to be there and to come with intelligent questions and facts.  All are welcome.  Bring your friends from surrounding towns as well to hear first hand.

Iberdrola Town Meeting Notes

Iberdrola Town Meeting Notes

Dec 3, 2012

Iberdrola town meeting notes are from concerned citizens who have been present, alert and taking notes and pictures concerning the Wild Meadows Wind Project and its wind effects on the communities involved.  There are surely discrepancies from what interviews and newspaper articles report.  Decide for yourselves.

Recap of Iberdrola Wild Meadows Wind Project Open House in Grafton (11/13), Alexandria (11/14), Danbury (11/15):

Open House, which ran from 6:00-8:30pm, consisted of a series of stations that folks could visit. Each station contained information about the proposed project, including the impacted areas, visibility map, sound level determination, etc. There were no handouts available but a few pictures of their representations (see attachments) were taken.

NHPR Wind Farm News

NHPR Wind Farm News

Nov 28, 2012

ATTENTION!!!

Thursday, Nov. 29th, NHPR (89.1FM) program “The Exchange” will air with Ed Charion, from Iberdrola, and Lisa Linowes, Wind Watch supporter and professional intervenor for Turbine opposition groups, will be discussing the Wild Meadows project in Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton, along with Sam Evans Brown, environmental reporter for NHPR.   The program airs 9 am, and  8 pm.

It is a call in show as well. Call in: 1-800-892-6477 so write down your questions/comments while they are discussing, and press those phone keys! SPREAD THE WORD, let’s get listeners and comments from Newfound Lake Wind Watchers from around our region. (You can only call in at the 9 a.m. time, as the evening broadcast is a taped repeat.)

Bridgewater NH Resists Wind Farm Project

Bridgewater NH Resists Wind Farm Project

Nov 23, 2012

Proposed Wind Farm Project

While we support the concept of sustainable energy, the Board of Selectmen opposes additional construction of wind turbines in the Newfound Area. The new Groton wind farm is sufficient and further clustering on the ridge adjacent to Cardigan Mountain is unwise and unnecessary.  Tourism is the major economic engine of this area and the proposed project endangers that financial foundation. In addition the State of NH is a net exporter of electricity and the power from all those towers will not benefit the citizens of this state. For example, one small biomass plant (wood to energy) produces more electricity than the new (23 towers) Groton wind farm! Biomass plants create jobs far greater than wind farms. Alexandria and Bridgewater have biomass plants and with the Groton facility, we have enough sustainable energy projects in this area. The proposed wind farm has the potential for more harm than good.

The bottom line as stated by the Town of Bridgewater Selectmen: “The Board opposes this project.

From http://www.bridgewater-nh.com/offices-departments/selectmen/selectmen%27s-corner

Iberdrola Wind Farms NH Meetings

Iberdrola wind farms NH meetings didn’t start in Grafton, Danbury and Alexandria but we hope they will stop there.  Here is an article from the Concord Monitor in November 2012.

Concord Monitor Published on the Concord Monitor (http://www.concordmonitor.com)

Wind company to hold meetings in Alexandria and Danbury

By The Associated Press    Tuesday, November 13, 2012    (Published in print: Wednesday, November 14, 2012)

A company that wants to build about three dozen wind turbines in the mountains of several communities is holding open house meetings.

Iberdrola Renewables has preliminary permission to build up to 40, 450-foot-tall wind turbines on private property in Grafton, Alexandria and Danbury. It’s called the Wild Meadows project.

Newfound Lake Fights Wind Turbines

Newfound Lake Fights Wind Turbines

Nov 21, 2012

Newfound Lake is under turbine attack

By By RAY CUNNINGHAM For the Monitor

Monday, November 19, 2012
(Published in print: Tuesday, November 20, 2012)

NewfoundlakemapI’m one of thousands of residents who oppose industrial wind power development on Newfound Lake.

I’m not some “green” environmentalist who wants to stop all commercial development in New Hampshire.

Get Our Voices Heard with Social Media

Get Our Voices Heard with Social Media

Nov 20, 2012

A brief list of what one can do from a social media stand point.  Use your virtual voice in a media driven world. Here’s how:

  • Make this viral in a virtual world.  Everyone can start by going to http://www.windeffects.org and click on the LIKE button for any page you read.  EVERY PAGE you read.
  • Then also click on the SHARE button and share with YOUR group of friends.  In the comment section ask them to “Help us to stop the Wild Meadow Wind Project.  In the end, wind energy is NOT so green and NOT so good for our economy.”
  • Let your friends and family know that it is not a community concern but a national debt concern.
  • Then post on our group or facebook page.
  • Send us any dates you have for the site.
  • Send us links.

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Nov 19, 2012

The following is the summary of the Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint filed with the Supreme Court of NY.

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT AGAINST IBERDROLA – SUPREME COURT, STATE OF NEW YORK

RE: HARDSCRABBLE WIND POWER PROJECT, HERKIMER COUNTY, NY – OCTOBER 22, 2012 (filed 10/24/12)

 FACTS

  1. 60 plaintiffs (not clear if it is 60 different homes as several share the same last name)
  2. Wind turbines being in close proximity to their homes
  3. All plaintiffs live within a mile of the wind farm

Ontario Wind Concerns

Ontario Wind Concerns

Nov 19, 2012

Just in case one might think the concerns lie with the US or even our little corner the Northeast alone, we need only to look at Ontario wind concerns.

If you haven’t opened your September hydro bill yet, you’re in for a shock. Rates have risen 18 per cent this year to date, and that’s just the start.

In this article below we can see that Ontario is up in arms with green energy over achievers costing an outrageous amount in wasted money. All for power that is not even needed at this time.  See how Ontario wind concerns give us insight to what we can expect as well.

Ontario wind concerns are a financial nightmare. The article, at this writing, was last update on September 6, 2012.

Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact Your Elected Officials

Nov 17, 2012

We recommend doing everything personally possible to end wind power occupation.  Start by contacting those on the list that represent your area.

Contact to your elected officialsand share your opinion of the project. See the list below or if you are not sure who represents you visit this site find out according to your address. Then send an email, letter or call them.

Wind Effects Noise

Wind Effects Noise

Nov 17, 2012

If you have ever heard a strong wind outside your wind you may find this article on wind effects noise interesting.  It is not about a small amount of almost charming, howling wind against the window while you snuggle up inside.  This is serious wind noise and it is being documented and studied in reference to wind farms.

The following is an excerpt, followed by a link to the whole story:

Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are a new source of noise in previously quiet rural environments. Environmental noise is a public health concern, of which sleep disruption is a major factor. To compare sleep and general health outcomes between participants living close to IWTs and those living further away from them, participants living between 375 and 1400 m (n = 38) and 3.3 and 6.6 km (n = 41) from IWTs were enrolled in a stratified cross-sectional study involving two rural sites.

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Nov 17, 2012

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End?
Governors Lobby to Extend U.S. Wind Tax Credit Set to End

By Jim Snyder on November 13, 2012

Governors from states such as Iowa and Oregon with wind-energy industries urged Congress to extend a tax credit set to expire next month, warning of further job losses if lawmakers fail to act.

“We’re beginning to see a negative economic impact and loss of jobs in our states” because of uncertainty over the tax break’s future, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a Republican, said today at a Washington event.