PSC Wind Turbine Regulation Update

Wind turbine regulations approved by the Public Service Commission back in 2010 may go into effect soon. At the beginning of the legislative session, the Republican majority voted to temporarily suspend the PSC’s rules establishing uniform setback requirements for wind turbines. However, the legislature has apparently been unable to pass a proposed new bill by the end of the legislative session. Apparently, senate Republican leadership pulled the bill Wednesday because they didn’t have the votes to pass it. If no bill is passed the PSC rules will very likely go back into effect, and could be as soon as next week.

A copy of the rules and updates from the PSC are available at the PSC website.