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APEX Foley Wind Project near Mobile, AL

Status: Baldwin County Commission 180-day moratorium. State Legislature HB676 Pending Committee Action in House of Origin.

Type: Wind Mill Farm

Opposition: Zoning Regulation Development – wind turbines currently are prohibited in certain parts of the county even though they are not specifically mentioned in the county’s zoning regulations.  County asking State Legislature to pass Local Law regulating Wind Mills in County. Introduced in Alabama Legislature 2013 Regular Session as HB676. Baldwin Co., Baldwin Co. Commission authorized to regulate the permitting, construction, placement, and operation of wind turbines, wind mills, and wind farms 
 
Prospect: APEX Foley Wind project calls for turbines that could be 520 to 590 feet tall from the tower’s base to the tip of a blade at the 12 o’clock position.

Background: APEX is looking at putting a project that will consist of about 40 turbines in south Baldwin County Alabama.

Sources: http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/baldwin_county_wind_farm_proje.html

http://www.apexwind.com/

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACTIONViewFrame.asp?TYPE=Instrument&INST=HB676&DOCPATH=searchableinstruments/2013RS/Printfiles/&PHYDOCPATH=//alisondb/acas/searchableinstruments/2013RS/PrintFiles/&DOCNAMES=HB676-int.pdf