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Wind Turbine

Local union says it's easy being green

Local union says it's easy being green

A 160-foot-tall wind turbine at a local electrical union can generate enough electricity to power 15 homes.

January 17, 2014 6:00 am

Union's plan for wind turbine flies with M'ville officials

MERRILLVILLE | A local electrical union on Tuesday obtained clearance to install an electricity-generating wind turbine on its property near the intersection of 73rd Avenue and Mississippi Street in Merrillville.

April 24, 2013 6:15 pm

Hobart residents concerned about M'ville wind turbine project

MERRILLVILLE | A proposed wind turbine at an electrical union's Merrillville headquarters is expected to provided job training opportunities for union members, but some Hobart residents who live near the site have concerns about how it could affect them.

April 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Merrillville BZA approves wind turbine request

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Board of Zoning Appeals is supporting a proposed wind turbine at an electrical union's Merrillville headquarters although some Hobart residents have concerns about the project.

April 06, 2013 5:42 pm

Union's wind turbine could generate savings, job training opportunities

MERRILLVILLE | The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 wants to add to its array of renewable energy sources at its headquarters near 73rd Avenue and Mississippi Street.

February 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Moseley to introduce job creation legislation

Moseley to introduce job creation legislation

PORTAGE | State Rep. Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, said he will introduce legislation next month to offer incentives to produce wind turbines in Indiana with U.S.-made steel.

December 30, 2011 9:00 am

Hobart farmer plans to 'plant' city's first wind turbine by this spring

HOBART | A local farmer is planning in the spring to "plant" on his property the city's first wind turbines.

December 08, 2011 12:00 am
Kids upgrading wind turbine

Kids upgrading wind turbine

Dillon Bishop, a senior at Chesterton High School, works with Harrison Draves, a Washington Township senior, to disconnect a solar panel at the Porter County Career Center.

December 02, 2011 3:15 pm
Kids upgrading wind turbine

Kids upgrading wind turbine

Harrison Draves, a senior at Washington Township Middle/High School, tests the wind turbine atop the Porter County Career Center.

December 02, 2011 3:10 pm
Kids upgrading wind turbine

Kids upgrading wind turbine

Dillon Bishop, a senior at Chesterton High School, works with Harrison Draves, a senior at Washington Township Middle/High School, to hook up a power source to a robotic arm that will rotate with the sun to keep solar batteries charged.

December 02, 2011 3:00 pm
Merrillville High School could get a wind turbine, solar panels

Merrillville High School could get a wind turbine, solar panels

MERRILLVILLE | If the Merrillville Community School Corp. wins a grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development, it will be the first school district in the region to construct a wind turbine at its high school, creating projects on renewable energy sources for students and job opportun…

November 19, 2011 7:00 pm

Wind turbine request blows past Hobart BZA and on to City Council

HOBART | A local farmer is a step closer to having two wind turbines on his property.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

Hobart wind turbine request postponed

HOBART | A farmer will have to return next month to the Board of Zoning Appeals on his request to operate two wind turbines on his property.

October 14, 2011 12:00 am

BZA slates Hobart wind turbine hearing

HOBART | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday set an Oct. 13 public hearing for a local farmer's plans to operate two wind turbines on his property. 

September 09, 2011 8:45 pm
Hobart farmer hopes to reap wind

Hobart farmer hopes to reap wind

HOBART | Louis Mikolics has been farming for 60 years, but he's not afraid to try something new. 

August 27, 2011 9:17 pm

Hobart farmer unveils proposal for area's first wind turbine

HOBART | A longtime Hobart farmer is hoping to lay claim to operating one of the area's first wind turbines.

August 12, 2011 9:30 am
Lynwood embarks on wind study

Lynwood embarks on wind study

Glen Smith, right, places the frst nut on one of the bolts while Dave Smith steadies the first wind turbine on the cement base Wednesday behind Lynwood Village Hall.

August 03, 2011 9:04 pm
Lynwood embarks on wind study

Lynwood embarks on wind study

Garret Smith, sitting in the crane operating seat, steadies the wind turbine during installation on the concrete base Wednesday behind Lynwood Village Hall.

August 03, 2011 8:58 pm
Lynwood embarks on wind study

Lynwood embarks on wind study

Garret Smith, operating the crane, watches while Glen Smith and Dave Smith finish installing the wind turbine Wednesday behild Lynwood Village Hall. Village President Gene Williams, right, walks over to congratulate the workers.

August 03, 2011 9:01 pm
Michigan firm hopes to reap Lake's whirlwinds

Michigan firm hopes to reap Lake's whirlwinds

Meadow Lake Wind Farm, owned by Horizon Wind Energy, is located in White and Benton counties. It began operating commercially in 2009 and consists of 121 turbines. Fowler Ridge Wind Farm, also in Benton County, is owned by BP Wind Energy and Dominion Resources Inc.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
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