Antelope County’s three existing wind farms will be the subject of a noise study, ordered by the county supervisors last week.
Prairie Breeze I, II and III, will sometime in the near future be subjected to a study, by an independent firm, to determine if noise decibel levels are too high. Estimated costs for the study could be as high as $85,000.
The decision to conduct such an investigation comes as the Antelope County Planning Commission has yet to rule on whether or not to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for construction of a fourth wind farm (Upstream Wind Energy) in northern Antelope County and a portion of Pierce County. The planning commission is scheduled to meet today to continue a public hearing on the permit application. Twice, hearings have been continued with no vote being taken on the permit application which would then go to the county supervisors for a vote.
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