Sustaintable tips : Americas
Heidi Eijgel of Windy Coulee Canadian Horses talks about what it’s like being a rancher living next to a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alberta. Heidi’s horse farm is surrounded by the Summerview Wind Farm consisting of 38 Vestas wind turbines, each rated at 1.8 MW, for a total capacity of 70 MW — enough to power about 24,000 homes. Heidi was worried about habitat, fescue grassland, noise and other factors. This is the story of her experience working and living next to big wind.