Storm postpones wind turbine siting hearing in Hyannis

January 22, 2014 by  
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HYANNIS – A public hearing planned by state regulators for Wednesday at Barnstable High School on best practices for siting land-based wind turbines has been postponed.

The hearing, which was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, will be rescheduled, according to state Department of Public Utilities spokeswoman Mary-Leah Assad.

In an order issued at the end of October, the department proposed to develop “wind-siting guidance” in an effort to balance the state’s goals for wind energy with obstacles to installing turbines.

There were five hearings on the topic scheduled around the state, including the one on Cape Cod. The two remaining hearings are scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at Robert M. Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield and 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Gloucester High School auditorium, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road, Gloucester.

Although there have been a number of legislative efforts to develop wind-siting regulations, including some by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration, none has succeeded.

Patrick has set a goal of 2,000 megawatts of wind energy in the state by 2020, with most coming from offshore projects.

The comment period on the guidelines runs through Feb. 6. For more information, go to and click on “DPU 13-165 Land-Based Wind Energy Facility Siting: NOI” on the right side of the page.

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