USA: Public hearing on RES' Pheasant Run wind farm in Michigan

Mon Feb 21 2011, 16:43 PM

RES Americas is to hold a public hearing in late March over its planned Pheasant Run wind farm in southwest Huron County.

The company has leased land in Oliver, Sebewaing, Brookfield, Fairhaven, Winsor and Grant townships for the Pheasant Run wind farm. The six townships, represent different jurisdictions and residents in the area have different opinions on wind power, which makes it challenging for the developer to progress with the project.

RES Americas submitted preliminary requests for planning permission in September 2010 to the Huron County Planning Commission, which was approved. Before full permission is given, the planning commission has to hold a public hearing, then make a formal recommendation of adoption to the Huron County Board of Commissioners.