Wind energy developer submits new application


CLINTON — Enel Green Power (Tradewind Energy) announced Thursday it had submitted a new special use application to the county on Wednesday for the Alta Farm II wind project.

“We took some time the past few months to analyze the previous application process and to think about the future of the project” said Alta Farms II development manager Kyle Lockhause.  Additionally, we heard from a lot of folks, residents, small business owners, landowners, community members, the people who build the turbine towers right here in this county.”

Lockhause said it was after “lengthy discussions with these community partners” the company decided to submit a new application.

The county board rejected the company’s first special use application, opposing board members citing some key concerns about the project.