- Application to Clinton County for Special Use Permit: Summer 2012
- Commence Construction: Late 2013
- Commercial Operations: Early 2014
All Clinton County Ordinance requirements are met
The Fowler Farms Project has taken care to meet and where possible exceed all local zoning requirements as demonstrated in the Special Use Permit Application. These requirements include setbacks from structures and property lines, environmental protection, limits to noise and shadow flicker impacts, and any relevant local, state and federal regulations.
- Primary structures 4 times the total height (1,706 feet)
- Non-participating property lines 1.5 times tower height (640 feet)
- Public roads (from Right of-Way) 1.5 times the total tower height (640 feet)
- Transmission lines 1.5 times the total tower height (640 feet)
- Between Utility Scale Structures 3 times the rotor diameter (984 feet)
- Tower Height Restriction 450 feet
- Compliance with the ordinance (45 dB(A) at non-participating residences
- Project sound level will meet the County Ordinance limit of 45 dB(A) at all residences
- Compliance with the 55 dB(A) requirement at all property lines
Other requirements met
- Shadow Flicker – No more than 30 hours per year at all residences
- Endangered species review (bird and bat studies) – no impacts
- Wetlands delineation – no impacts
- Minor wetlands permit – application filed
- Cultural and archaeological review – no impacts
- Electrical/structural interference study – no impacts
- Soil study – soil suitable for turbine construction
- Engineering drawings for site plans – completed
- Agency Consultations: US Fish and Wildlife, Michigan department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Clinton County Drain Commission, Clinton County Road Commission
The Fowler Farms Special Use Permit Application is under review with Clinton County and the exact timeline for construction is not yet determined. The project generally anticipates construction to begin at the end of 2013. Below are some general parameters of the level of activity necessary to construct a wind project of this size.
- Construction: approximately 6 months
– Peak construction period lasting 3-4 months.
– Typical construction day will be 10 hours long.
– About 7 trucks per hour during peak
- 70 large truck trips per; 200 small-vehicle (pickups and automobiles) trips daily during peak construction.
- 20 will be wind turbine component deliveries.
– Balance is concrete, aggregate, and miscellaneous delivery trucks.