Rural Residents and Landowners need a stronger voice.
In Wind Locked LLC, the members ARE the Landowners and Rural homeowners of the projected wind “farm” area, because together they can have more power than the power lines.
WIND LOCK’S 2018 Campaign will be titled: KEEP ‘EM FLYING! That goes for the crop dusting planes that protect our crops, and the numerous Eagles that live around the Blue Earth River. We are all about our local soil and wind conservation. Keep an eye in the skies for more details coming soon….in the meantime; Take a look at where this Power Line expansion is going…Be in the KNOW! Please note that these Large Industrial lines are coming in BEFORE the Wind Turbines in S. Central MN ie. Faribault, Martin, and Blue Earth County. Not the opposite.
ATTENTION SOUTHERN MN! Here is the link to XCELS “need” to the PUC dated Jan 2018. 4025308Investors.xcel energy
MANKATO FREE PRESS: April 18 2018 http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/power-line-project-still-proceeding-despite-legal-challenge-over-process/article_137d511a-425a-11e8-8eb1-2793b415932d.html
Huntley-Wilmarth Transmission line Project Fact Sheet: Public meetings Spring 2018.
We are NOT against wind or solar energy, we believe there will be better options in the future than these Giant 747s blades, and towers of metal taller than the Foshay Tower in Downtown Minneapolis (also WTGs take an enormous amount of fossil fuels to build). Also the blades and many of the rare earth materials used to make the generator CANNOT BE RECYCLED! The number of gallons of Gear Oil needed every year to keep the blades spinning is unreal! They have Miles and miles of Copper wire! We do not want these placed on our productive Agricultural Land and next to rural living residents; To us, these are industrial and should be zoned and taxed as such. We believe in saving rural home property values, protecting our drainage tile, protecting our avians/aerial applicators and still retaining our Land Easement Rights to our property for years to come. The Payment they say they are paying is not enough! What will that payment look like in 35 years? These “leases” blanket your entire land parcel and it is filed for 25-35+ years and some maybe perpetual! Educate your fellow landowners. You worked hard for your land; think before you place a Companies foreign asset, concrete and underground wires on your property for 35+ years. Be Informed. Take a look at Iowa States research!
MISO? YOU MAY WANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS…
This is the link to Midwest Independent Service Organization…you cannot hook onto the grid unless you pay them, and they study the entire grid for faults when a wind farm is operational.
This a good youtube video about MISO and how it regulates the power grid that they build in a county.
https://www.misoenergy.org/Planning/GeneratorInterconnection/Pages/InterconnectionQueue.aspx this link above is how you search your county for interconnection requests. Just put your state and county in the box then “fuel type” is wind.
More MISO info WIND OF THE WIRES WEBSITE.