Stoneray Wind Project hearing to take place in Lake WilsonPublished by on
LAKE WILSON – Citizens interested in finding our more about the Stoneray Wind Project should attend the public hearing at 6 p.m. January 14 at the Lake Wilson American Legion building on Broadway Avenue.
The proposed project includes up to 62 wind turbines on 29,500 acres in Murray and Pipestone Counties. The turbines will range from 1.7 to 3.2 MW, up to a total of 105 MW. Associated facilities would include transmission lines, a project substation, access roads, meteorological towers and an operation and maintenance building.
At the public hearing, attendees will have an opportunity to offer oral and written comment about the project, while staff from the Public Utilities Commission, Department of Commerce and Stoneray Power Partners will be available to answer questions about the project and the process.
On December 19, the Commission voted to approve a draft site permit for the project. Comments about the draft site permit may be submitted through January 28, either orally or in writing at the meeting or by sending comments to the Honorable Jean Cochran at the Office of Administrative Hearings.
Here's a few options for submitting written comment:
Mail: P.O. Box 64620 600 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164-0620
Please include docket numbers:
Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Docket Numbers: IP-6646/ CN-13-193 IP-6646/ WS-13-216
Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Docket Number: 68-2500-31125
Department of Commerce Project Website: http://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/Docket.html?Id=33153
Judge Cochran will use information gathered at the public hearing and during the comment period to write a report for the Commission. The report will include findings, conclusions, and recommendations about this site proposed for this project and will include a summary of the public comments provided at the hearing. After receiving the Judge’s report, the Commission will make final decisions on this project at a separate meeting, expected by June 2014.