Eolian wins second hearing for revised wind project in New Hampshire - report
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In order to win regulatory approval from the State Evaluation Committee, Eolian Renewable Energy has proposed to remove one of the 10 turbines that would power its 30-MW Antrim wind park in southwestern New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Public Radio said Wednesday that the revised plan was enough to convince the state regulators to give the project a second chance.
In addition to reducing the number of the turbines, the developer has also offered to make another of the machines significantly shorter. This means that instead of 30 MW, the facility would generate approximately 29 MW on the windiest days.
In February 2013, the scheme was turned down on concerns that its “aesthetic impact” would spoil the landscape. The application for the revised Antrim project is to be filed by January 24, after which the committee will decide whether the changes are “material enough” to yield a different outcome, according to the report.