Public Forum on Wind Energy
201 4th St
L'Anse, MI 49946
On April 18 2018 Baraga County will host a community forum to discuss the Summit Lake Wind Project in L'Anse Township. The forum will be led by Brad Neumann, Senior Extension Educator with Michigan State University.
Mr. Neumann will present the latest university-based, perr reviewed research on wind energy development and speak about experiences from other Michigan communities, including the community characteristics, values and beliefs, anticipated effects, and perceived fairness given wind energy project that lead to it being broadly supported by a community or not.
Other topics discussed will include due process of law, and concerns surrounding commercial wind energy projects including noise, visual impact, shadow flicker, avian impacts, and job creation.
The forum is intended as a civil opportunity to learn research-based information about wind energy development and to apply that information to Baraga County. The forum will take place at the L'Anse Area Public Schools cafetorium from 6-8 pm.