Iowa Co. Wind Farm an Apparent “Go,” but Supervisors Plan for Future

Dozens of residents filed into the Williamsburg Community Center last(Thur) night to voice their concerns about Invenergy’s Diamond Trail wind turbine project. Maps were placed out for residents to see which of their neighbors said it was OK for the company to build one of the 78 turbines.

Dan Folkman of Iowa County said they never came to his door in the three years the company was looking for land to build. Invenergy has already secured all of the property needed and the Iowa County Board of Supervisors signed the agreement, so people living in the area say there isn’t much anyone can do to halt the project.

But those complaints started rolling in in the last six months including one resident accusing the company of lying to landowners.

While Folkman said he knows there’s nothing he or the others voicing their concerns can do about the Diamond Trail project, they can make a difference in the future. The Iowa County Board of Supervisors will be discussing a wind ordinance at its next meeting.