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Public Service Commission approves wind farm near Madison

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MADISON (AP) -- State regulators have approved We Energies' plans for a large wind farm in Columbia County.

The state Public Service Commission approved the Glacier Hills project Monday, which includes up to 90 turbines capable of generating 207 megawatts of power. T

he wind farm could cost We Energies more than $400 million.

PSC Chairman Eric Callisto says the project would increase Wisconsin's wind power capacity by 30 to 46 percent.

The commission is requiring the turbines to be built at least 1,250 feet from residential homes because of concerns of the turbines' noise and shadows.

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