Safety At The Forefront of Boone County's Wind-Energy Regulations Discussion | KBIA

Safety At The Forefront of Boone County's Wind-Energy Regulations Discussion

Jun 7, 2019

The health, safety and property rights of citizens were the key themes in a discussion about wind energy projects Thursday at the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting .

The meeting is a response to E.ON Climate & Renewables placing a meteorological tower in Harrisburg to collect wind data and ultimately decide if a wind farm would be viable there. E.ON is a German company with 23 wind farms around the country.

If the project proves viable, the company plans to purchase over 20,000 acres north of Harrisburg to develop into their latest wind farm. The company states they have already entered into agreements with owners of 2,500 acres, according to previous Missourian reporting.

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