Pike County - Wind Turbine Siting Standards (Illinois)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Pike County - Wind Turbine Siting Standards|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Utility, Agricultural, Institutional|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-06-28|
|Last DSIRE Review||2007-06-18|
In May 2004 the Pike County Zoning Board approved an ordinance to expedite the process of siting wind turbines. The ordinance includes specifications regarding planning, construction, "setbacks," and height and noise requirements for wind projects. This ordinance was passed to clarify to wind energy developers Pike County's construction standards.
The ordinance specifies a "setback" of three times the turbine height (the height of the tower plus the length of one blade), referred to as "3 T," from homes. However, turbines sited on a landowner's property may be as close as 1.1 T if the landowner consents. There is also a minimum setback of 1.1 T from the nearest property line. Wiring for turbines must be buried.
|Contact Name||Public Information - Pike County|
|Department||Pike County Chamber of Commerce|
|Address||977 West Washington|
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