RIPR News
12:56 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Jamestown has options for wind turbine

Providence, R.I. – The Federal Aviation Administration says the town of Jamestown has a few options if it still wants to put up a wind turbine.

The FAA has sent Jamestown officials a notice that the wind turbine proposed for Taylor Point is too tall and would interfere with air traffic at Quonset Point.

The proposed turbine would stand 450-feet, but the FAA says it would not obstruct air traffic at about half that height. It says Jamestown could lower the height and re-apply for approval or move the wind turbine to another location.

Jamestown residents will vote in November whether the town should spend up to $6.5 million to build the turbine.

Read the FAA Notice
Read the FAA notice on the proposed wind turbine here.