Md. regulators approve Garret County wind farm

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 2:47 PM

The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an application to build a 50-megawatt wind energy farm atop Backbone Mountain near Oakland in Garrett County.

The commission approved the application by Synergics Wind Energy on Wednesday. The project will be built on a three-mile site on the mountain, about 14 miles south of Oakland.

Synergics must file a new road plan with Garrett County.

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Homeowners who live near the site of proposed wind farm had complained to utility regulators, saying the impact on their safety had not been adequately considered.

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