A wind farm that the locals mostly like
Farmers in the Ridgetown area banded together, negotiated a profit-sharing agreement with the company and are generally happy with the result
by MIKE MULHERN
There’s an 11,500-hectare wind farm in the Ridgetown area that shares profit even with neigh-bouring farmers who do not have a tower on their property. Maybe that’s why, after a year of operation, there is only a whisper of opposition.
It all started in 2005-2006, when three different wind energy companies began to approach farmers about the possibility of building a wind farm in the area.