Two firms investigating potential wind energy in eastern California have withdrawn their requests to install monitoring towers on public lands. The firms proposed to install 200-foot-tall wind monitoring towers for three-year testing periods to collect wind speed and direction data and other weather information.
The Bureau of Land Managementâ€™s Bishop Field Office has approved requests from ENEL (Padoma) and EWind Farms to withdraw their proposed wind energy type II monitoring right-of-way applications for the Adobe Valley and Granite Mountain public land areas. These cases have been closed.
â€śWe appreciate the time and energy spent by people interested in these proposals through written comments, attending public meetings, and participating in the field exam,â€ť said Bernadette Lovato, BLM Bishop Field Office manager.
For more information, contact Larry Primosch, Bishop Field Office, (760) 872-5031.