Vestas worried about regulation of lo...

Vestas worried about regulation of low-frequency noise  

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Bill Carson

Mattapoisett, MA

#1 May 9, 2012

posted:  December 16, 2011 • Denmark, Health, Noise
Letter from Vestas worried about regulation of low-frequency noise  
Author:  Engel, Ditlev
Dear Karen Ellemann,*

"At this point you may have asked yourself why it is that Vestas does not just make changes to the wind turbines so that they produce less noise? The simple answer is that at the moment it is not technically possible to do so, and it requires time and resources because presently we are at the forefront of what is technically possible for our large wind turbines, and they are the most efficient of all."

"In the light of this it seems strange that the wind turbine industry is being discriminated against compared to other industries. All other industries are subject to differential noise requirements regarding low frequency noise for night and day (20, respectively 25 dB), whereas the wind turbine industry are subject to requirements of 20 dB 24 hours a day."

Yours sincerely,
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Ditlev Engel
Chief Executive Officer
Alsvej 21, DK-8940
Dir.+45 9730 0000, www.vestas. com

A copy of this letter was sent to Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy

*Karen Ellemann, Minister of Environment
Department of Environment
Højbro Plads 4
1200 Copenhagen K

Randers, 29 June 2011/erlgs

Translated from Danish by Bente H. Sorensen, .au

[See Danish news story about subsequent lax rules: Miljøstyrelsen anklages for at fifle med vindmøllestøj]

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