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Decommissioning Wind Turbines

By Gordon HopkinsOne of the concerns that led to a moratorium on wind farm applications in Jefferson County is the cost of decommissioning wind turbines after they have outlived their usefulness.On September 15, 2021, Jefferson County Commissioners voted unanimously to institute a six-month moratorium on wind farm applications, feeling it was necessary to review and possibly revise the various policies that govern the placing and operating of wind turbines within the county.County commissioners have made it a priority to ensure there are sufficient funds available to decommission a wind turbine when it comes to the end of its usefulness and ...


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