The wind farm had low-voltage protection systems fitted to each of its turbines to protect "against abnormal voltage excursion of the power system" — but they were set at a lower threshold than required by the National Electricity Rules (NER).-Justice White
Legal action has been lodged in the Supreme Court of Queensland against the Mt Emerald wind farm and Marshall Day Acoustics. The wind farm noise is claimed to have exceeded noise limits, is causing substantial damage and unreasonable interference to it's neighbour. MDA is claimed to have engaged in deceptive conduct in reports related to … Continue reading Mt Emerald Wind Farm and Marshall Day Acoustics Face Court
'A spokesperson for the landowners said today that it was an important decision for those affected by the wind farm noise, one that he believed left the operators very little scope for appeal.' -Sentinel Times
'A group of 12 residents is seeking orders from the court to have the development curtailed or shut down, and for its owners to pay them compensation'.
'The plaintiffs claim that developers built the project too close to their homes and as a result, have created a number of hazards and adverse health effects, including sleep disturbance, annoyance, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, motion sickness, bodily sensations, fatigue, stress, depression, memory deficits, inability to concentrate, anxiety and an overall reduced quality of life. The complaint says that these effects are largely due to the shadow flicker and loud noise that comes from the turbines when they are in motion.'
'A group, including affected farmers, will take on planning minister Richard Wynne and the project's proponent West-wind Energy at trial after the $1.5 billion Golden Plains wind farm northwest of Geelong was ticked off by the state and federal governments.
Objector Hamish Cumming, and Rokewood farmers Adam Walton and Kellie Walton, who are also behind the challenge, say the number of turbines included in the project should be reduced from 228 to about 130 to protect the brolga bird that breed in the area.'-Chad Van Estrop-Geelong Advertiser.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Heidi Asten, Ellen Tarasenko & Thomas Ellicott August 30 2019 Wind energy facility proponents should take note of recent developments in the regulation of noise impacts from wind energy facilities in Victoria, which signal increased scrutiny of noise impacts from operations. This includes: South Gippsland Shire Council’s finding of statutory … Continue reading Recent Developments In The Regulation Of Noise From Wind Energy Facilities In Victoria.
August 7, 2019 Graham Lloyd, Environment Editor- The Australian Lawsuit Tells Wind Farms: Cut The Hot Air. Wind turbines at Snowtown in South Australia's mid north. Picture: Kelly Barnes. Legal action against Australia’s biggest wind farm operators provides a test case for the federal government’s push to force renewable energy suppliers to deliver what they … Continue reading Federal Court Looms for Renewables AGL Energy, Neoen SA, Pacific Hydro and Tilt Renewables