“It is ludicrous to argue that because the Commission possibly had incorrect information before it when it made its decision, it cannot now review that decision. Therefore, Staff believes Pinnacle’s argument that this issue is beyond Commission review should be rejected.” – INITIAL JOINT STAFF MEMORANDUM (WV Public Service Commission) in the matter of Case No. 12-0251-E-C, Richard L. Braithwaite V. Pinnacle Wind, LLC
Based on information provided by US WindForce LLC, an industrial wind developer, the WV Public Service Commission granted permission to construct a 23 turbine wind project on the Allegheny Ridgeline above Keyser, West Virginia. The project consists of massive 2.4MW Mitsubishi wind turbines which the project owner was quoted as admitting they “have never used them around homes,” adding, they “didn’t know they made this much noise.”
As regular readers know, the turbines have had a very negative impact on several families residing near the turbines.
Seeking remedy, Keyser resident Richard Braithwaite filed a formal complaint with the WV Public Service Commission against Pinnacle Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy.
Project owner, Pinnacle Wind, LLC, requested dismissal of the complaint. The PSC Staff however, recommends the case proceed.
For your convenience, we’ve included the full text of the Initial Joint (Public Service Commission) Staff Memorandum.