Holland — Data from a wind study in Allegan County has the Holland Board of Public Works optimistic.
“Most of what I’ve seen has been positive, and that’s been encouraging,” said Business Services Director Dan Nally.
Monday, the BPW Board of Directors approved a 111-day extension of the land lease in Allegan County at a cost of $105,406.
It also hired Jackson-based Commonwealth Associates Inc., at a cost of $40,400, to analyze the cost and effect of interconnecting a wind farm in Allegan County to BPW’s electrical transmission system.
“Obviously, we’re optimistic that it’s going to be good because we’re investing more money,” Nally said.
In October, the BPW installed meteorological towers to measure wind speed and direction as well as humidity, Nally said. The extension of the land lease will allow BPW to gather more data to bring to its board and the Holland City Council in the future….