Date set for Infinity Wind public hearing
The North Dakota Public Service Commission will host a public hearing later this month for a proposed wind energy project on the border of Stark and Morton counties.
The hearing will be held May 12 at 10 a.m. CDT at the Hebron Community Center.
Infinity Wind Power will present the project there, and then commissioners and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.
The 110-megawatt project will include up to 59 wind turbines across 12,700 acres of private land, according to the PSC. It will span south of Hebron, west of Glen Ullin and east of Richardton. Infinity, which hopes to connect to an existing Western Area Power Authority line, hopes to start construction in early 2015.
PSC Chairman Brian Kalk said he hasn’t heard any concerns over the project, but that the commission will ask the standard questions regarding setbacks from homes, landowner participation, noise and shadow flicker.
“It’s just south of the interstate, so this one’s gonna be very visible to the area so we may get some concerns on it, but quite honestly … I haven’t heard of any,” he said.
Infinity Wind Power’s Casey Willis said he hasn’t heard any concerns either in any of the many public meetings where he’s represented the project.