Wind farm ordered to reduce noise
Published Monday, May 27, 2019 12:43PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:24AM EDT
The K2 Wind farm in Huron County needs to make some changes, the Ministry of Environment has ordered.
The wind farm operators must fix noise issues with their turbines, after noise testing found some of the turbines were “out of compliance.”
The order is vindication for Mike and Carla Stachura, who have been complaining about noisy turbines near their Dungannon area home for more than four years.
K2 Wind, which consists of 140 turbines, must now fix the noise issues either by limiting the hours the turbines operate, de-rating the turbines to reduce sound levels, or change when they use the turbines in relation to wind speed or direction.
They have until June 14 to have a plan to fix the noise problems. They also have the ability to appeal the provincial order.
The owners of the K2 Wind Farm, Axium Infrastructure, say they take "their responsibility to operate within the established guidelines of the Renewable Energy Approval permit very seriously, and we will continue to work closely with the ministry to resolve any operational issues that may arise."