Commissioners Approve Moratorium on New Wind Plants

By Ken de la Bastide for The Herald Bulletin, March 19, 2024

A moratorium on the development of any new wind farms in Madison County has been approved by the Madison County Board of Commissioners.

The Commissioners Tuesday voted to approve the recommendation of the county’s Plan Commission to put in place the moratorium. The county adopted a wind farm ordinance in 2002 and only one project has been approved since that time in northern Madison County.

Larry Strange, director of the Planning Department, said the ordinance should be reviewed.

“The ordinance should be reviewed prior to any new applications for a wind farm or battery storage facilities,” Strange said.

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