Developers of a proposed wind energy farm in western Wisconsin are asking state officials to reconsider their decision to reject the project. Emerging Energies has asked the Public Service Commission to take a second look at its construction permit for the project in Saint Croix County.
The PSC recently voted two to one against the new wind farm, saying it would occasionally exceed state noise limits and cause problems for several nearby homes. However, Emerging Energies says it does not need to redesign the project to remove the noise concerns. The firm says it can program its turbines to reduce power when wind speeds would cause them to exceed noise limits.
Officials want the developers and opponents of the project to file new documents outlining their positions by Wednesday. The commission will then decide whether to take the matter up again.