Highland Wind Farm in Wisconsin wins regulatory OK

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has approved the Highland Wind Farm Project after initially rejecting the permit because of noise concerns.

According to documents from the Wisconsin PSC, the project would consist of 41 wind turbines with a total capacity of 102.5 MW and be built in St. Croix County.

The project is being developed by Emerging Energies of Wisconsin, which issued a statement applauding the Public Service Commission “for listening to scientific reason and ultimately supporting a valuable project for the people of Wisconsin.”

The commission had rejected the permit by a 2-1 vote in February and denied rehearing of the permit, stating the company would need to produce a new wind energy study.

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