Douglas County Commission to consider wind-energy tower regulations

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider regulations for wind generation towers and systems.

…With the wind farm issue having a long and controversial history in the county, no formal action is expected on the text amendments that will be coming before commissioners for the first time, a fact signaled by the County Commission’s consideration at the same meeting of a measure to extend the moratorium on wind farms through July 31.

The county has had a moratorium on wind-generated energy systems since December 2013. The moratorium was in response to the county’s lack of regulatory language concerning wind towers that came to light when NextEra Energy of Florida applied for a conditional use permit to install two meteorological towers to measure wind speeds in southern Douglas County.

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