2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 09:08:28 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Mass. National Guard windpower approved at MMR
Wind power gets approval at Cape base

By George Brennan
Cape Cod Times (MA)
October 9, 2009

CAMP EDWARDS - The Massachusetts National Guard took a giant leap toward generating its future electricity needs through wind yesterday with about half of its proposed turbines approved by the Federal Aviation Administration without restrictions.

The FAA approved eight of 17 sites at the Upper Cape military base, saying they pose no adverse effects to aviation. Height reductions of 177 to 225 feet are being recommended on seven of nine other locations. At least two of those locations would interfere with radar located at Air Station Cape Cod that tracks planes coming and going from the Cape and Islands, according to the FAA reports.

It's still possible those sites could be approved, Jim Peters, a spokesman for the FAA, said yesterday, but the Guard would have to re-file its application making the changes and a new study completed.

All 17 turbines had already received the blessing of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, which operates the base's PAVE PAWS radar station.


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