Letter: Danbury wind project will benefit residents, workers
I support the Wild Meadow Wind Farm project proposed in Danbury and Alexandria.
This project has many benefits. Local landowners will benefit from leasing their land and will be able to continue using the land for their own purposes. The towns will receive much-needed revenue for many years that will help all the townspeople.
During construction many good jobs for local and traveling construction workers will be available, as will a few permanent jobs for local people with the skills to operate and maintain the turbines. The state as well as Merrimack and Grafton counties will receive much-needed revenue as well.
Renewable energy like this project is the future.
As older power plants retire, we will need all available sources to take their place. Iberdrola has been building these projects all over the United States, and it will do this project with much thought and pride. I took a tour of Groton Wind and was impressed with the way that project was designed and constructed.
I realize many people are concerned with how this project will change the landscape and impact their lives. I believe Iberdrola will work with these people to reduce their concerns.
New Hampshire is fortunate to have many renewable resources. We have water resources that fuel hydro plants. We have the wood resources that fuel biomass plants. Now we can reap the benefits of wind as well. The power produced by all these plants goes onto the New England power grid. Some of this power stays local to support our own load, and some travels long distances to power our neighbors.
This project will make a positive impact on our economy and provide a clean source of energy. This is an opportunity we should not pass up.