Kincardine funds noise study for Armow wind farm
Bayshore Broadcasting, September 19, 2015
Kincardine Turbine Sound Study
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CAO Murray Clarke tells Bayshore Broadcasting News Swallow Acoustics Consultants of Mississauga will undertake a study of infrasound levels while also studying current wind turbine installations in Kincardine.
Clarke says the consultants will determine benchmark background levels of audible sound and then set benchmarks for the upcoming Armow project, being developed by Samsung and Pattern Energy.
He says once the Armow project is up and running in 2016, and if council approves, they’ll revisit the area to see what difference, if any, is detected in audible and infrasound levels.
Clarke says the consultants will get to work on the study almost immediately with a final report in councillors’ hands expected by the end of October.
Pattern and Samsung Energy plan to have 90-plus turbines in the Armow area with most in operation by 2016.
Clarke says if benchmark sound levels can be established then they could be compared to the acoustic profile when the Armow turbines are operating.