Amaranth Wind Turbine Noise Studies

Whittington turbine project draws public ire during open house

By Richard Vivian, Orangeville Banner

It’s a sentiment repeated throughout the evening: “I’m only here to figure out how to get this stopped.”

There was no shortage of public criticism and skepticism during an open house last Tuesday (Jan. 25) regarding plans for a three-turbine wind power project in Amaranth.

“It’s an industrial park, essentially, going up in the middle of our beautiful community,” Jason Wiesner, who lives about 1.5 km from one of the proposed turbines, said, referring to the existing turbines, operated by a different company, as “visual pollution.” Continue reading

New group formed – Whittington Citizens Coalition

By WES KELLER, Freelance Reporter   Orangeville Citizen

A 100-strong group of Mono and Amaranth wind turbine opponents who attended a Whittington wind farm open house at Orangeville Fairgrounds Tuesday to have their concerns answered by the proponent.

The group, Whittington Citizens Coalition, formed a week ago with about 30 people led by resident Jocelyn Chant, had grown to more than 100 by Tuesday night and, said Ms. Chant, had received at least 20 calls from people wanting to join following the open house protest. Continue reading

Amaranth substation concerns remain

Wes Keller, Orangeville Citizen, www.citizen.on.ca

A TransAlta Corp. executive said last Wednesday there are no plans to expand the Melancthon wind farm northward into Grey County and, in the meantime, the company would listen to anyone who can offer advice on how to deal with complaints of noise from the transformer substation in Amaranth. Continue reading