This letter is in reference to Thursday’s Transcript article entitled, "Turbines pose noise concerns."
Since our home in Stamford would be located approximately a quarter of a mile due west of the northernmost wind turbine on Bakke Mountain, I decided to visit a couple of other wind generators to get a better idea of the noise issue. First, I took a tour of the facility located on nearby Searsburg Mountain and then I visited one at the Massachusetts Mari time Academy near Cape Cod.
While standing beneath each of these operations during moderately windy conditions, I found the noise to be almost indiscernible. I was somewhat surprised to find that with the usual noise from the wind, I really could not hear much of any other noise that might be associated with the turning blades.
Some residents expressed concern over the possibility of noise being a problem. While it is obviously impossible to hear the noise of a project not yet operational, they might benefit from a tour of working wind generators of their own to get a better understanding of what to expect. I truly do not foresee an issue with noise at our location, even with a strong wind out of the east.
After looking at the big picture, my wife and I support the Iberdrola project and hope that we can continue to develop various methods of alternative sources of energy.