Category Archives: Pinnacle Wind Force LLC

Darn! If we’d only known!

From the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine – Michael A. Nissenbaum, MD – “In summary, in many IWT (industrial wind turbine) projects, the preconstruction sound modeling has underestimated the eventual real world sound levels those turbine projects eventually … Continue reading

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All’s not quiet on the western ridgeline.

By now, most folks in the area know that 23 lawsuits were filed in federal court on behalf of 38 area residents against the Pinnacle wind plant above Keyser, WV.  The locals cite mental and physical health problems related to … Continue reading

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Wind developer canned response #283: “We don’t believe we mislead anyone.”

A year ago, almost to the day, I led a post with one of my Dad’s favorite lines:  “Write it down on a block of ice!”  He’d say that to me when I’d suggest he’d be getting a bill for … Continue reading

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Confused in West Virginia

Two years ago, when David Friend, CEO of US WindForce LLC testified before the WV Public Service Commission, he was asked to describe Edison’s relationship with the Pinnacle wind project currently under construction on the Allegheny Front above Keyser, West … Continue reading

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Maryland’s first wind farm set to begin publishing actual electricity production stats to justify its existence.

Finally!  A US wind farm owner with the courage to put their performance where their mouth is! I have to give credit to Constellation Energy – the developer, Clipper Wind Power – the turbine manufacturer, and especially the American Wind … Continue reading

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WV Public Service Commission denies petition to reconsider, authorizing Pinnacle Wind Force LLC to proceed with Mineral County, WV facility.

“The Commission denies a petition to reconsider its Order authorizing Pinnacle Wind Force, LLC to construct and operate a $13 1 million wholesale electric generating facility, including about 23 wind turbines (the Project), on Green Mountain in Mineral County, West … Continue reading

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The arrogance of small community politicians.

Funny, the things you find.  Take this little letter posted at the WV Public Service Commission web site.  A quick peek for “Pinnacle” and then a look at activities list associated and up pops this: My first thought was … … Continue reading

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Industrial wind – estimating local labor content.

Having spent a number of years in project related work, construction workers are high on my list of folks to respect.  The work is difficult, demanding and dangerous.  So don’t let anything I write here be implied as a reflection … Continue reading

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Industrial wind plant slated for Mineral County, WV receives PSC approval.

Allegheny Treasures is not surprised by the decision of the WV PSC to permit installation of this costly, yet ineffective source of energy that will prove so destructive to our region.  We believe the PSC may well be limited in … Continue reading

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State of Maryland announces plan to reduce its carbon footprint from a size 10 1/2 to a size 10 1/2. What? UPDATE – COST

According to the AP, Governor Martin O’Malley announced that the state of Maryland “will sign 20-year purchase agreements with four wind and solar developers, demonstrating Maryland’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 25 percent by 2020.” The Governor added, … Continue reading

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