Bonneville Planning and Zoning held a public meeting Wednesday to hear comments about two proposed wind turbine farms.
The first proposal would expand the current Ridgeline farm by 20 turbines.
Ridgeline already has a permit which allows them to build north of the current wind farm in the foothills near Bone starting in 2010.
The new permit would and add an additional 20 more turbines north of that project towards Lincoln Road.
Randy Gardner with Ridgeline Energy says the new turbines will only be a small footprint and current uses will still be allowed.
He said, “Currently the land up there is used for CRP, dry land crops, there’s some grain, some hay, some grazing up there. None of those activities will be affected by putting in wind turbines. Just as the wind farm that was built back in 2005 didn’t eliminate those type of activities. This will be the same.”
The second meeting was for a proposed 13 turbine farm on the Ucon Butte northeast of Idaho Falls.